(Tuesday) 14:00 - 15:00
Pam Liversidge Building, F12
Sheffield Robotics is pleased to announce the following seminar: Professor Phil Webb Cranfield University "Human/Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing"
Professor Phil Webb FIET
Professor Phil Webb is the head of the Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation at Cranfield University where he holds a Royal Academy of Engineering and Airbus Chair. He is also Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation. He has over 20 years of experience in research into advanced automation and robotics. His particular specialism is the application of automation in the aerospace industry and he has worked with most of the major aerospace companies including Airbus, BAE System, Bombardier and Rolls-Royce.
He is a member of the SAE Automated Assembly and Fastening Committee and the Council of the British Automation and Robotics Association and has served as the UK representative to the International Federation for Robotics
(Wednesday) 09:30 - 16:30
Factory 2050, AMRC
Sheffield Business Park, Europa Avenue, Sheffield S9 1ZA
CLICK HERE FOR FREE REGISTRATION Meet researchers working on challenges where robots can work alongside humans: making manufacturing more flexible, allowing for bespoke manufacture, and creating more opportunities for split
Meet researchers working on challenges where robots can work alongside humans: making manufacturing more flexible, allowing for bespoke manufacture, and creating more opportunities for split operations (where humans and robots share tasks). This new and rapidly changing area will be key for industry to be flexible and responsive to changing consumer demands. Because these technologies are still in their infancy, we are giving companies an opportunity to shape research and to determine the type of challenges that need to be addressed.
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at senior and/or technical managers with an interest in adopting robots into their workplace. We expect there to be a wide variety of industry sectors represented, and this will be key to understand how we can work together to achieve a common goal.
What will the format be?
The day will include some short talks about the current state-of-the art, hands-on demonstrations with collaborative robots, a chance to contribute insights from your industry / company, and some time for networking.
What will participants get out of the day?
Participants can expect to understand current and future research, how it can change their workplace, and how to get involved; in addition, the organisers will provide an opportunity to get involved in shaping the research in Sheffield Robotics, and share information about relevant funding. This event is a springboard to start new collaborations, and we need industry input to make sure the work is relevant and timely.
This event is free, and Sheffield Robotics would be happy to discuss specific challenges with individual companies as a follow-up to the workshop.