Mini-Factory Lab Facilities

The Mini-Factory Lab serves as a teaching facility to introduce students to equipment and workplace environment with state of the art manufacturing equipment such as robots and automated guided vehicle, which can also be utilized for research.    

The major pieces of equipment include:

  • Manufacturing Automation System with Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)
  • Smart Warehouse Automation with Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS)
  • Collaborative Robot: Universal Robots UR3 with Wrist Camera Vision System
  • Robotic System: Intelitek Scorbot ER9

Types of research include:

  • Agile Manufacturing: Instrumenting the worker
  • Autonomous Monitoring and Visual Quality Control
  • Lean Manufacturing: Value versus Waste Recognition