New Scale Robotics (NSR) has a line of precision grippers and other tools that install in minutes on collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. NSR will collaborate with Dr. Samanta and his students at FLCC to develop a Smart Platform that expands plug-and-play compatibility of its tools to multiple additional cobot brands. A new cobot will be housed at FLCC’s Instrumentation and Controls program. Dr. Samanta will act as consultant on the Smart Platform development project and may use the cobot to teach students, demonstrate cobot applications, and problem-solve any issues that surface during development. The class can work with other local companies to develop solutions for assembly, loading, quality control, and packaging as a part of their curriculum or co-op experience. A successful collaboration for this innovation will increase revenue and employment for New Scale Technologies and will bring Industry 4.0 technology into the FLCC classroom.