As part of their partnership with Autodesk and KUKA, CNC Robotics have created a unique, interactive robot to tie in with 2018 being both a World Cup year and also the Year of the Engineer.

Their ‘Goaliebot’ challenge will be launched at the Autodesk University Conference later this month, which focuses on the future of making things.

CNC Robotics are programming a state of the art robot goal keeper that will see conference attendees pit their wits against the latest technology by testing their accuracy and speed with a football.

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The aim of the robotic challenge is for participants to test both their agility and accuracy against a programmed robot to determine whether the next generation of robots can really outwit humans.

This project is designed to raise awareness of the work CNC Robotics are doing within the manufacturing, engineering, technology and automation sectors to demonstrate that any business can be innovative with the right tools.

Before this interactive challenge goes to the Autodesk Conference, and then on to a UK tour, CNC Robotics are working collaboratively with the team here at Sensor City to test the functionality of the inbuilt safety of the robot.

The robot challenge requires advanced sensors and Keyence, who are leaders in this market, have shared their expertise to ensure the interactive challenge is effective.

The team are using the technical resources and facilities at Sensor City to allow fine tuning of the robotic challenge in a neutral environment before it is installed within the public domain.

The purpose built technical centre has been designed to connect and support emerging and established industry partners and it offers companies like CNC Robotics fantastic facilities to test the use of sensors in their innovative products.

Sensor City is driving forward technical innovation and is strengthening Liverpool’s reputation as a global hub for sensor technologies. This dynamic environment makes Sensor City the ideal location for CNC Robotics to trial the pioneering goalie robot.

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