“As the manufacturing workforce ages we need new blood introduced,” states Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. “The BattleBot IQ program is an effective way to introduce school age kids to the career opportunities that exist in manufacturing and product development. The format combines learning with competition, as well as teamwork with individual accomplishment. And it’s just plain fun. Many students who have been through the program have made career changes into engineering or manufacturing as a result of their BattleBot IQ experience.”
The BattleBot IQ program, which grew out of the extremely popular BattleBots television program, combines a prepared curriculum covering such diverse topics as mechanics, physics, project management, team building, and hands-on manufacturing engineering. Offered at the high school and college levels, participants use what they’ve learned to create robots which are then put to the test against other students’ robots in an arena. The level of enthusiasm created by this approach not only inspires the students to learn, but the overall experience reinforces what is learned.
Each day throughout IMTS visitors will have an opportunity to hear about the BattleBots IQ program and to watch, or even control, BattleBots in competition against other visitors. For more information about the BattleBots IQ program, go to http://www.battlebotsIQ.com.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 20 years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs’ goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.
GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Application. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Daewoo, Doosan, Fadal, Haas, Index, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki and Nakamura Tome. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800- 654-9399, or visit the company on-line at http://www.GibbsCAM.com.
The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, Gibbs SFP, SolidSurfacer, MTM and “Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful.” are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) in the United States and/or other countries of Gibbs and Associates. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Yvonne Anderson Gibbs and Associates
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