Economic development officials in Topeka say the city’s high schools will be the first in the nation to certify students in operating and servicing robots. Japanese company Yaskawa (yahs-COW-uh) will supply the robots needed for the training, which starts this school year. Doug Schenher (SHEN-er), with Yaskawa, says the company wants to increase the number of people prepared for a career in robotics.
The students will be able to earn certifications on the types of robots found in factories and medical facilities. They’ll be able to continue training in a program at Washburn University.