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How to Socialize Your Robot: Human Labor Redefined

Bernardo Mendez (Senior Product Manager, Yaskawa)

Location: 209A

Date: Thursday, February 7

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Track: Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

Vault Recording: TBD

Human Robot Collaboration (HRC) is the next frontier in manufacturing, and optimizing the socializing and labor dynamics between humans and robots will play a key role in the transformation of industry as we know it. HRC can help provide some of the productivity needed to meet variable demand and achieve economic growth, among other things. This session will discuss the role of collaborative robotics in the new paradigms of manufacturing and supply chains, particularly for the transition from centralized to distributed manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will also be covered as they play a pivotal role in the evolution of manufacturing since they will be the tools that allow the optimization of HRC and Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Some questions that will be answered include:

  • What is collaborative robotics and their potential disruption of current manufacturing practices, particularly in distributed manufacturing systems?
    • How does Human Robot Collaboration utilize AI and Machine learning in order to optimize manufacturing processes and improve human conditions?
    • What are the challenges that need to be solved in order to transform manufacturing and optimize Human Robot Interaction?

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