On November 6, 2020, ABB Robotics has signed MoU with Astra Manufacturing Polytechnic to advance and accelerate the nation’s interest in robotics technology through education. The agreement was signed remotely by Tony Harley Silalahi, Director of Polman Astra, and Mugi Harfianza, Robotics & Discrete Automation (RA) Business Area Manager ABB Indonesia in an online ceremony.
The MoU will see ABB Robotics and Polman Astra work together on a digitalization roadmap. In this agreement, ABB will support the academy and competency development where ABB Robotics will support lecturers to develop syllabus in mechatronics subjects, including industrial 4.0 and digitalization topics, and also provide guest lecture sessions by our expert engineer. ABB Robotics also conducts training and certification for students and lecturers, arranges the final projects for students, provide education demo package, and share technology updates regularly. On some occasions, ABB will also invite Polman Astra for promotional events.
With the recent prevalence of technology, our way of life are vastly improving. Advancement with technologies has helped humans to deal with certain tasks, and enables us to work effectively and allows room to create more high value-added jobs. In Indonesia, the nation’s interest in robotics is getting higher. ABB Robotics captured this moment and is committed to play the important role to contribute in national educational sectors. This is an integral part of ABB’s effort to bring the educational institutions to become knowledge-based, yet innovation organization. ABB aims to be perceived as a technology leader and in charge in robotics as a strategic move for the country to solve looming problems.
“ABB Robotics commits to educating engineers of tomorrow to achieve a raft of benefits. This agreement gives the opportunity for ABB to give students hands-on experience and an opportunity to learn the skills needed for effective management of modern robotic manufacturing systems,“ explained Mugi Harfianza, Robotics & Discrete Automation (RA) Business Area Manager, ABB Indonesia.