ABB's YuMi: A robot on a mission at Wake Tech

2017-03-28 - Biz Journals technology article by Lauren K. Ohnesorge - March 27, 2017
Meet YuMi: a dual arm, small parts assembly robot that's coming to Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.

The robot, created by industrial giant ABB, will be incorporated into Wake Tech's new collaborative robotics program – a course that could have major implications on the Triangle’s long-term economy.

Greg Scheu, president of the Americas region for ABB, says the new program comes down to educating “the workforce of the future.” The Swiss company, which has its North American headquarters in Cary, has partnered with Wake Tech on education efforts for the past five years. But it’s still tough to keep up in a world where the skillsets are constantly changing.

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