Since the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine in February of this year, many people have become involved in helping. KUKA and the Orange Care association founded by KUKA employees are also running projects to support those suffering from the war. The association Deutsch-Ukrainischer Dialog e.V. is now launching a special project in which robots play a central role.
Assemble a real robot and then program it: This is what Maximilian Kruse, robotics trainer at KUKA College Augsburg, and his colleagues from the association Deutsch-Ukrainischer Dialog e.V. are initiating with the support of OrangeApps GmbH and KUKA.
"We believe that education enables integration. That's why we offer various courses, such as learning German and getting a job. We have also already organized researcher afternoons together with the University of Augsburg and the DLR-Schoollab. And now we are launching the robotics course. Dialog and cooperation promote social coexistence," says Maximilian Kruse. The project starts on November 28.
Build and program your own robot in the robotics course
Two afternoons a week, children and young people aged 12 and over, as well as adults, are invited to build and program their own robot.
At fixed training times of two to two-and-a-half hours per afternoon, a robot is first assembled out of clamping bricks. This is produced by OrangeApps GmbH and - although it is naturally smaller than its large orange colleagues - behaves like a real 6-axis robot.
KUKA is supporting the project by providing the software for programming: KUKA.OfficeLite is almost identical to the KUKA KR C4 and KR C5 system software: programming the small building block robot is therefore exactly the same as programming a large one.
Maximilian Kruse explains: "We want to introduce the participants to robotics in a practical way. Because we want to create perspectives. For each and every one of them personally. Also in terms of their professional careers."
At the end of the project, therefore, another highlight awaits the participants: At KUKA College, they will be able to transfer their knowledge to the large robots and immerse themselves in the world of automation.
Robotics course for Ukrainian refugees
More about the project and the possibility to register can be found directly on the website of the German-Ukrainian Dialog e.V. association.
About the association
The German-Ukrainian Dialog e.V. is committed to promoting German-Ukrainian cooperation and deepening international relations on a cultural, societal, economic and social level in Augsburg. It was founded in March 2022 in Augsburg.