Unique robotic learning factory donated to UCD

  • Maxim Integrated Products has donated a unique robotic learning factory to University College Dublin's School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

    The smart factories of tomorrow will be fully automated and use intelligent production equipment with self-diagnostic and adaptive capabilities, and future engineers will have to versed in this technology by the time they graduate from University. Now Engineering students at University College Dublin (UCD) will be able to gain hands-on experience with these Industry 4.0 principles thanks to a new robotic learning factory.

    The lab donated by Maxim Integrated Products is a demonstration factory that automatically creates regulation sized footballs, testing them for weight, air pressure, bounce, height and roundness all on an automated assembly line operated by robotics. The demo is controlled wirelessly by an iOS app and incorporates Maxim's adaptive manufacturing technologies such as the recently announced Go-IO.

    "This factory gives UCD students as well as our academic staff, particularly those from mechanical, electrical and control engineering. There is the opportunity to experiment and learn how to design future production facilities," stated Professor Denis Dowling, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.


    SOURCE: UCD Press Release

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