Technology Track

Recognizing the Next Wave of Technological Innovations

This track highlights the latest emerging robotics and AI technologies and how they affect and impact robotics industry developers. We’ll provide the latest development in sensors, motors, vision, actuators, grippers, and other technology platforms. This track will also explore how these technologies are revolutionizing the creation and adoption of robotics and AI solutions and the next wave of robots.

Who Should Attend

  • Product and Technology Developers
  • Engineers

Track Opening Session

Keeping Robots Healthy - Effective Diagnostics Management

Robots in manufacturing are growing, especially as costs come down and functionality improves. These systems, however, are not without their faults. Variation of parts tolerances, tool wear, and robot degradation can all lead to process errors. Diagnosing the root cause of these errors is difficult, but clearly communicating the issues and correcting them can be even harder.

In this session, the speaker will discuss the tools needed to provide effective prognostics and health management (PHM) for robotic work cells, and the mechanisms by which feedback can be conveyed effectively and efficiently. Applications and impacts of different PHM techniques will be discussed, as well as how to share critical information. Attendees will walk away knowing:

  • What information is necessary for effective diagnostics and prognostics of robotic applications?
  • What are the tools available for quickly and effectively relaying process information?
  • How do you determine if a user interface meets your needs for process control and diagnostics?

Jeremy Marvel

Computer Scientist