Robotics and digitalization

Combining the physical endurance of the robots with the cognitive flexibility of humans in a collaborative fashion is advantageous in different applications that enable sustainability and support environmental aspects. 

Robots can support sustainability across all sectors (e.g., fighting climate change, helping to recycle, decreasing waste in manufacturing, reducing the use of chemicals in farming, etc.). So does process digitalization in general, by enabling measurement and control of process performance and thereby process improvement.

On the other hand, automation increases the energy and capital intensity of production systems.

Our students are offered courses in digitalization, automation and robotics in manufacturing so that they can choose the best configurations of contemporary, digitalized manufacturing systems to optimize sustainability performances.