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Assessment Name: Certified in Robotics Fundamentals
Number of Questions: 100
Description: The Certified in Robotics Fundamentals (CRF) Industrial credential was developed by SME, educators and industry professionals to help meet the high demand for manufacturing and robotics advanced manufacturing technicians in our country. The certification test will enable students that have mastery various educational robot platforms to demonstrate their knowledge of the basic robotic fundamentals, operations and concepts needed to lead them into entry-level careers into high demand robotics and advanced field.
Instructions: This online test requires uninterrupted access to a computer with an Internet connection. For math-related questions, please have paper and pencils on hand for your calculations. This exam is an open book and open notes exam. A non-programmable calculator is allowed for this test.

The assessment covers the following classes:

Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
Classes 1 to 10 of 22
Cell Design and Pull Systems 161

"Cell Design and Pull Systems" provides an introduction to the origin, purpose, and advantages of cellular manufacturing. This class describes the basic characteristics of a work cell, along with how cells are planned, organized, and improved. Cell Design and Pull ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Lean
Forces of Machines 121

"Forces of Machines" provides a comprehensive overview of the physical forces behind machine functions. All machines are based on the science of mechanics, which deals with the effects of different forces that either cause or prevent motion. Understanding the different ...

Maintenance Online Beginner 2.0 Mechanical Systems
Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 231

"Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors" introduces users to commonly used manufacturing sensors that detect the presence or absence of an object. Limit switches are mechanical sensors that require physical contact to be actuated. There are many variations of limit switches, ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 2.0 Motor Controls
Logic and Line Diagrams 312

“Logic and Line Diagrams” provides a comprehensive look at circuit logic and diagrams. The way a circuit functions depends on its circuit logic, which can be AND, OR, NAND, or NOR. The logic used in a circuit determines the layout ...

Maintenance Online Advanced 2.0 Motor Controls
Production System Design and Development 136

This class introduces important factors involved in setting up a production system, such as location analysis, process and equipment selection, testing, and safety and quality standards. Careful planning and design leads to the production of reliable quality goods at a ...

Foundational Online Beginner 1.0 Quality
Robot Applications 215

“Robot Applications” provides an overview of the manufacturing capabilities of modern robots and the industries that use them. Industrial robots decrease cost and production time by autonomously performing programmed operations in production industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics. With ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Beginner 2.0 Robotics
Introduction to Collaborative Robots 275

Introduction to Collaborative Robotics covers the four types of collaborative robots (cobots) as well as basic applications and safety considerations for cobots. Types of cobots include safety-rated monitored stop, speed and separation, power and force limiting, and hand guiding cobots. ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Robotics
Robot Control Systems 317

“Robot Control Systems” is an overview of the control systems that provide continuous process and motion control for industrial robots. Robots use both open and closed control loop systems to maintain a process variable at a desired set point. Most ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Advanced 2.0 Robotics
Vision Systems 320

“Vision Systems” provides an overview of industrial vision systems and how they are used in factory automation. A vision system uses cameras, image sensors, lighting, and processing software. Vision system cameras require adequate lighting to function effectively and must be ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Advanced 2.0 Robotics
Introduction to Robotics 201

"Introduction to Robotics" describes the basics of industrial robotics, including types, applications, and programming methods. Industrial robots are reprogrammable machines that can perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Manufacturers increasingly use robots to perform such ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Robotics