Comau has developed advanced technologies and training solutions for the educational project “E.Do Learning Center,” promoted by Ferrari consistently with its ongoing support of the local territory. The Center is now open in the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Fermo Corni” of Modena, Italy, an institute of higher education and a secondary school. The initiative, which highlights the increasing importance of bringing robotics from the factory to an increasing number of new sectors, provides students with a unique learning environment that is both fun and engaging. It is also an important tool to teach skills that can be used for future jobs.
Part of Comau Academy’s innovative educational platform — known as e.DO Experience — the E.Do Learning Center is a novel and hands-on concept that provides teaching materials and tools to help 8-year-olds to 19-year-olds explore robotics, coding and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects with the support of Comau’s e.DO robot. Soft skills and work culture are also taught as part of the rich educational path
The initiative aims to create an innovative environment for young people with an educational background focused on new technologies and innovative solutions. It is designed to inspire a culture of technology in schools throughout the Province of Modena, stimulate curiosity and interest, and help students develop the skills they need to enter the labor market in a new and highly effective way.
The E.Do Learning Center is an innovative educational platform consisting of 5 E.Do 6-axis robots complete with all the necessary materials and accessories, thus allowing school students to enhance their knowledge of STEM subjects through the use of robotics. A full set of teaching materials is also included, with each training package revolving around the concept of teamwork. Students, divided in groups, program their E.Do robot to solve challenging tasks related to working scenarios. Indeed, the exercises are simulations of real cases and immersed in work metaphors, such as a construction site or start-up venture.
According to Ezio Fregnan, Comau Academy and Business Education Director, the interactive approach is proving to be highly successful. “The E.Do Learning Center is a key part of giving students the opportunity to experience hands-on learning from a 6-axis robot with the help of an expert trainer, and in doing so, allow them to build a solid foundation in STEM and entry-level robotics. It reflects Comau Academy’s commitment to anticipating future training needs and developing innovative and stimulating educational projects for the future generation of young talents.”