Robotic disassembly

Dssassembly is a major step in remanfuacturing and recylcing. Disassembly can be expensive and labour-intensive. 

My team has been exploring the use of robots to automate the disassembly of high-value products.

Key techniques developed:

  • Active compliance and control
  • Fleixble planning and replanning
  • Human-machine interation and collaborations
  • Smart sensors and actuators

Flexible automation processes

Conventional industrial automation deal with repetitive and structured processes. 

We are developing automation systems that can deal with multiple products, and adjust hadware/programs accordingly.

Key techniques developed:

  • Safety monitoring and control
  • Fleixble reconfiguration
  • Product database and process planner