Keynote: Producing Commercial Class Robotics Systems: Challenges and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:30 am – 11:15 am
The development of commercial class robotics systems requires the mastery of multiple disciplines – primarily software development, mechanical and electrical engineering. Robotics development is made even more difficult as it is limited by embedded and real-time constraints. Commercial viability adds additional burdens for the robotics developer… the resultant systems must be innovative, robust in the extreme, and work as advertised. Yet even if these issues are addressed, many other significant, often unrecognized challenges related to product introduction and production must also be addressed.
In this informative session, John Dulchinos, Vice President, Digital Manufacturing for Jabil, the world’s 3rd largest contract manufacturer, will describe these go-to-market challenges, along with advanced manufacturing solutions that can be employed to best them. Topics include rapid prototyping, ensuring quality, designing for manufacturability, volume production, mass customization, supply chain management, fulfillment and more.