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Sheridan acquires first YuMi robot in Canada

ABB’s collaborative robot will be a teaching tool for Brampton campus advanced manufacturing students


ABB Canada general manager Casey DiBattista and Sheridan College president Jeff Zabudsky (right) pose with ABB’s YuMi collaborative robot. Photo: Sheridan College

ABB Canada general manager Casey DiBattista and Sheridan College president Jeff Zabudsky (right) pose with ABB’s YuMi collaborative robot.
Photo: Sheridan College

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) has become the first facility in Canada to acquire ABB’s YuMi collaborative robot for small parts assembly.

YuMi, which has flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control, works side-by-side on the same tasks as humans.

It will reside at the college’s Brampton, Ont. campus.

“This acquisition expands the capabilities of our state-of-the-art ABB Robotics Centre, and will provide our students with hands-on experience that will greatly enhance the value and contributions they bring to their future employers,” said Farzad Rayegani, director of CAMDT and associate dean of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology. “It’s also an important asset in our ongoing work with SMEs on industry projects and applied research.”

YuMi will be integrated into Sheridan’s engineering curriculum to teach students, industry and community SME partners about human-robot interaction. Students will work closely with ABB and interact with YuMi as part of their research and projects with industry partners.

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