School of Engineering Science
Simulation and optimisation can be used to develop sustainable and efficient robotic solutions that suit each unique situation in a production line, for example. There is great deal to be done to make production more efficient, flexible and optimal, and getting it right from the start can save both time and money.
The next industrial revolution, Industry 5.0, is fast approaching and will place even greater demands on tailored products, agility and flexibility. In order to survive and remain competitive, all manufacturing companies need to be at the forefront of robotics and automation.
The WISER courses are suitable for businesses with any type of production that will be acquiring new production equipment, or that find themselves in a situation where existing equipment or production needs to be streamlined and redesigned. In such cases, it is appropriate to use virtual tools to simulate production in virtual originals, and to analyse and optimise the solutions.
One of the biggest challenges is complexity. Finding the optimum solution can be difficult, for example when it comes to which type of robot to implement, which elements of the production process are best suited to automation, when and how to automate, where to place the robot and how to divide up the work between humans and robots. The robot also needs to be seen in a broader context. Although it is flexible in itself, it must also be able to handle different production flows and new products.
The courses within the Robotics domain are mainly aimed at production developers and production engineers. They provide support for finding the best solutions and getting it right from the start. This saves time and money, and is important in terms of both safety and sustainability.