July 7, 2020
Under the leadership of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry（METI）, “The Consortium of Human Education for Future Robot System Integration” (CHERSI) was officially established on June 24, 2020, in collaboration with industry and academia to cultivate human resources who can handle robots.
CHERSI was established under the “Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative” and is engaged in activities to train robot experts. METI and robot builders signed a memorandum of establishment of CHERSI in December 2019.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Denso, Hirata, FANUC, NACHI-FUJIKOSHI, Mitsubishi Electric, and Yaskawa Electric, which are robot builders, and Japan Factory Automation & Robot System Integrator Association participate in CHERSI from the FA industry.
Meanwhile, three institutions, the National Institute of Technology, The National Association of Principals of Technical Senior High Schools, and the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers, take part in CHERSI from educational institutions.
CHERSI will train the teachers of the National Institute of Technology how to use robots in the first half of FY2020. In the second half of FY2020, CHERSI plans to dispatch instructors from robot builders to the National Institute of Technology to teach students about robot technologies.