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Up-close and personal with Fanuc robots

Posted on 18 Aug 2018 and read 1508 times
Up-close and personal with Fanuc robotsChildren from two primary schools — in Coventry and Southam — were given the chance to meet industrial robots as part of an event organised by national awareness programme Primary Engineer and hosted by Fanuc UK (www.fanuc.co.uk).

Around 20 pupils from Dassett C of E Primary School (Southam) and Wheelwright Lane Primary School (Coventry) were invited to Fanuc’s purpose-built facility in Ansty Park, Coventry, to see first-hand what careers in engineering could involve.

The children also used Fanuc’s showroom to race soapbox cars that they had constructed with the help of their teachers and Primary Engineer advisors.

The cars were judged on aspects such as design and distance travelled, with the winners receiving medals and certificates from Fanuc UK’s sales and marketing manager, Andrew Armstrong.

He said: “It was great to see the children enjoying our facility — and the robots on display.

“They had clearly put a lot of effort into designing and building their cars and were very proud of what they had achieved.

“It’s essential that we encourage as many children as possible to consider a career in engineering. By working with Primary Engineer on events such as this one, I hope that we have demonstrated how creative and rewarding a career in engineering can be.”

Laura Frankham, events account manager at Primary Engineer (www.primaryengineer.com), said: “Events like this encourage children to gain more of an understanding of what it means to be an engineer.

“By working with parents, teachers and children, our goal is to inspire the next generationof engineers through practical, fun and collaborative programmes.”