5th International Summer School on Industrial Agents
The 5th International Summer School on Industrial Agents will take place at 1st to 5th of July at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal. The summer school aims to enhance the participants' knowledge in the field of multi-agent systems (MAS) applied to industrial environments, especially providing hands-on knowledge to develop industrial cyber-physical systems.
Registration and more detailed info can be found in http://issia2019.ipb.pt
Kick-off meeting of the ROBOSTEAM ERASMUS+ project
The kick-off meeting of the ROBOSTEAM ERASMUS+ project (INTEGRATING STEAM AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING DEVELOPMENT BY USING ROBOTICS AND PHYSICAL DEVICES) project was held last weekend 15-16 February in the IPB facilities. This project will provide frameworks and tools to facilitate the learning actions based on robotics to teach STEAM areas. Innovative practices in the digital era by applying challenge based learning approaches to address integrating STEAM will be created. Computational thinking development using robots with physical devices is the main focus of this project. At the end, exchange of experiences and challenges between schools in different socioeconomic contexts, through two pilot cycles will be applied. The project consortium is coordinated by the University of León and includes the participation of CeDRI / IPB among other 6 partners. The project will have a duration of 20 months.
Project web site: http://robosteamproject.eu
Kick-off meeting of the FIT4FoF project
The kick-off meeting of the EU H2020 FiFt4FoF (Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future) project was held last November 14-15 November in the Nimbus at Cork Institute of Technology facilities, Ireland. This project analyses the current skills initiatives to better understand how best address workers' needs, analysing technology trends across 6 industrial areas of robotics, additive manufacturing, mechatronics/ machine automation, data analytics, cybersecurity and human machine interaction, to define new job profiles, which will inform education and training requirements. The project will develop a new education and training framework, which places workers (women and men) at the centre of a co-design and development process that recognises and addresses their skills needs. The project consortium is coordinated by Cork Institute of Technology and includes the participation of CeDRI / IPB among other 9 partners. The project will have a duration of 36 months.