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16th April 2018

Digital Technology students at York College are learning to be tomorrow’s innovators by developing and realising the potential of new technological ideas.  

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Working on the technology behind the operating of a robotic arm is giving students programming experience for real-life applications, equipping them with the kind of skills needed to help drive the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Student Matthew Wright (previously from Tadcaster Grammar School) is studying Level 2 Information and Creative Technology.  He says: “Having access to equipment like the robotic arm is brilliant to help us practice programming. It allows us to understand what it’s like to work in the industry.”

See the robotic arm in action below:

David McNorton, Head of Division for Digital Technologies at York College is keen to introduce students to the very latest technology: “Robotic innovation and artificial intelligence are currently being widely used. In order to give our students an authentic industry experience, we’re always looking to introduce new equipment like the uArm Swift Pro. This provides hands-on experience in programming for real-life applications, and opens opportunities for them to innovate new and exciting uses for technology.”

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