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A robotic industrial robot is coming to the U.S. next year, and one of the companies building it has a partnership with the government to provide free industrial robots to local businesses.
According to the Washington Post, the partnership between the U of M and the UMass Institute of Technology (UMIT) is to provide “the most advanced industrial robot in the world” for local manufacturers.UMIT is a partnership between UMass and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which is also the home of the Robotics Institute of Massachusetts.
The company is building a “robot factory” in the city of Cambridge that will produce up to 20,000 robots for local industries.
The Boston Globe reported that the robot factory will be located in the campus’s main office building, where it will have up to eight robot workers to assist with the production of goods like printers, scanners and other industrial automation.
The program will provide up to a year of training, which includes three months of intensive training and six months of additional training.
The robot factory is expected to begin production by the end of 2019.
According a press release from UMass, the UMSIT robots will be able to assist “manufacturers in providing skilled, affordable, and efficient industrial workforce.”
It is unclear how many robots will ultimately be built by the partnership.
“Our robot technology is well-suited for providing manufacturing services to small businesses and is designed for local, low-income communities,” UMass CEO Peter J. O’Connor said in a press statement.
“By partnering with UMass’ Institute of Industrial Technology, UMass is helping to ensure that our robotics experts can deliver a range of high-quality, affordable solutions to local manufacturing communities.”