Smart Manufacturing

Partners: HKUST RI & KTH RPL Project description: For the purpose of making robots autonomous and be able of interacting with the environment, the ability to sense and to understand the environment is integral. As humans, robots can use various types of sensing, even some not present in humans, such as distance measuring sensors. One of the challenges has been to develop control and decision-making algorithms that can in an optimal manner use information from several sensory modalities... more

Nowadays technology governing an underwater field has emerged, resulting in sophisticated underwater robots. Most of the underwater robot that exists in the market is focused on industrial application for deep sea exploration and inspection. All of the control algorithms and expensive sensory are used in that platform and serve as remarkable features for the aforementioned purpose. However, most of the control algorithms need feedback from expensive sensory such as DVL(Doppler Velocity Log) and... more

Our research project focuses on the design and development of a portable and intelligent transportation robot. The robot follows an integrated architecture: from the mechanical to the motor design, from the circuit to the control algorithm implementation.   To realize portability, the size and weight need to be restricted without affecting the maneuverability. Therefore on the one hand we are trying to scaling the robot, and on the other hand, we are developing a revolutionary... more

This project uses 3D vision sensor to catch the finger position of an operator. Robot controller uses this position information to lead the end-effector to an expected position. Then, the operator can record the end-effector position as a teaching position to finish the teaching task. At the same time, a robot simulator running on the PC can help the operator to watch the robot status. This project can reduce the work time and workload of the robot teaching task. A demonstrative video is... more

3C (computer, communication and consumer electronics) Manufacturing industry is now one of the most important industries around the world. There are more than ten million workers in this industry merely in China. A typical process can be divided into four main phases: module manufacture, assembly, testing and packaging, with the latter three most dependent on human workers.  And as we all know, more than 90% of the assembly work in mobile phone’s manufacture is done by workers because of the... more