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Introducing the 24-Hour Workshop Challenge

Emmet Cole
by Emmet Cole on Sep 12, 2017 12:14:35 PM

Introducing the 24-hour Workshop Challenge, where we put Lean Robotics to the test! 

The 24 Workshop challenge is a new, 8-team event designed to put Lean Robotics principles and tools to the test.

It's not for the faint-hearted.

Eight teams containing a great mix of skillsets and expertise (drawn from early-adopters and some first-time users) will battle it out to see which of team can create the best set up --from scratch-- for 5 automated cells capable of transmission assembly. 

The teams have 5 Universal Robots cobots fitted with Robotiq Grippers to play with. They will use Lean Robotics principles, which means going through the three main phases: Design, Integrate, Operate. 

They will also have access to Robotiq's Insights, a real-time robot monitoring system that provides the data the teams will need to maximize cell efficiency and Blueprints, a free service from Robotiq that will to help you design your robotic cell. 

Here's a glimpse of the setup. I've never seen so many cobots in one place! 

 

The Challenge kicked off at around 9:00 A.M. this morning. 

We'll be checking in with some of the humans taking part, so join us 
throughout the day as we bring you the latest from the 24-Hour Workshop Challenge! 

 
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Emmet Cole
Written by Emmet Cole
A freelance robotics writer since 2006, Emmet is an Economist contributor, and a regular contributor to Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends. His writing on robots has also appeared in Wired, BBC Future, BBC Focus magazine, Space Quarterly, and numerous other outlets.
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