Education

A passion for robotics unites all of us at United Robotics Group.

It is the discussions about new markets, applications, visions and solutions in the team that motivate us. With many innovative developments that create added value for us humans, we are changing the way robots are used in our professional and private everyday lives.

Understanding and learning to use robots.
Understanding and learning to use robots.

Our service robots are an innovative offer for missing workers in the company: hand-in-hand with their human teams, they bring more efficiency to the entire work process and open up new paths and growth potential. To be able to work competently with robots, you need the appropriate knowledge. We offer this to all people, regardless of age, gender, background and experience, in our own training and further education courses. United RoboticsGroup is convinced that the key to success lies in enabling people to understand robots and make them part of their daily lives. URG therefore sees itself as a provider and facilitator of responsible, inclusive, fair and GDPR-compliant robotics research and development. The hardware and software solutions developed by United Robotics Group are user-friendly from the ground up and are constantly updated and improved. This leads to lower service and consulting costs for the user in the long run. And: anyone can learn to work with robots.

Training for every level

The basis of the URG training programme is the academies of the URG members. A multi-level training concept for new employees, but also for partners and customers, enables participants to understand the technology according to their level of experience. Products like Pepper and Nao are already being used in schools for children as young as 5 years old. Up to secondary level, young people learn how to programme simple tasks and become familiar with the relevant software. At universities, young adults learn how to integrate the devices into work processes and improve efficiency as well as employees’ jobs. In technical jargon, this is called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). A few examples: Sawyer, a Rethink Robotics product, is used in sheltered workshops to help disabled people access areas they cannot reach on their own or to perform tasks they cannot do because of their physical disability. Universities and research institutions use United Robotics Group devices to analyse hardware behaviour and work on improving user experience. We develop software platforms that can be used to set up co-creative and experimental research environments (such as Living Labs), which in turn enable Open Innovation Ecosystems.

Or Plural.io, a software product from Humanizing Technologies, which is used as a co-creative tool for collaboration between social science engineers and users. University research institutes can thus use digital avatars in nursing and elderly care facilities. Our vision is to create infrastructures to explore how different robots, virtual avatars and humans work hand-in-hand. 

Growth market Service Robotic

We are following the development of the market with its increasing density of robots in use with great interest.

According to a study by the IFR (International Federation of Robotics), the global average number of industrial robots has doubled within the last five years. While in 2015 there was an average of 66 robots per 10,000 employees, by 2021 the figure was already 125. With 371 robots per 10,000 employees in 2020, Germany ranks fourth in industrial robot density behind South Korea, Singapore and Japan.

The perception of robots is changing. They are not primarily seen as a substitute for humans, but are becoming assistants that meaningfully complement human capabilities.