Techman Robot, in collaboration with National Taiwan University (NTU), has become an indispensable partner in the field of smart manufacturing. The Robotics Practical Laboratory at NTU was officially unveiled today, offering students a comprehensive learning experience in smart robotics.
In its third year of collaboration, the NTU Department of Mechanical Engineering has appointed Mr. Ho Shi-chi, Chairman of Techman Robot, as an adjunct professor. Together with Professor Guo Chongxian, they have launched the “Smart Robotics Applications and Practices” course, focusing on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to cultivate students’ interdisciplinary problem-solving skills. This course integrates common industry needs such as defect detection in collaboration with robotics functions, AI, 3D applications, big data analysis, and smart factory management, providing a multifaceted approach to nurturing talents in smart manufacturing. These courses not only impart academic knowledge but also involve students in hands-on operation of actual factory equipment and ROS system development. The emphasis is on practical application and problem-solving, encouraging students to think independently and propose solutions within the framework of PBL to address various industry challenges.
▲second from left is Professor Jia-Yang Juang, fourth from right is Ho Shi-chi, Chairman of Techman Robot.
The Robotics Practice Laboratory is currently equipped with 7 sets of TM AI cobots and will soon include 2 sets of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) for specialized course projects. The establishment of this laboratory was made possible through the support of the Ministry of Education’s “Smart Manufacturing Interdisciplinary Talent Cultivation Alliance Program.” As the center school within the alliance, NTU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to integrating mechatronics and artificial intelligence technologies, providing students with a crucial learning environment to practice smart manufacturing technology. In addition, the department expressed gratitude to Mr. Ho Shi-chi, Chairman of Techman Robot, for his generous support as an alumnus, which enabled the successful completion of this laboratory.
Techman Robot and National Taiwan University aspire to cultivate more innovative and competitive talents through the Robotics Practice Laboratory. As demonstrated in the recent Taiwan Smart Manufacturing Application Competition, the winners of the AI Innovation category were all students from the program courses. It is believed that more students interested in automation and robotics technology will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in this laboratory and delve deeper into the fields of smart manufacturing and AI, benefiting from specialized knowledge.