Areas of Research
Robotics & Automation Engineering

image of a well-designed end-effector that reduces overall capital equipment costs by reducing the number of robots required, as well as increasing robot utilization.

A well-designed end-effector can reduce overall capital equipment costs by reducing the number of robots required, as well as increasing robot utilization.

 

Innovative research is conducted at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to advance the state of the art in science and technology. SwRI has a proven track record of conducting applied research — taking basic research and finding useful applications in the real world.

To make such a leap, one must not only understand the ideas behind the basic research, but also the needs of those in the real world. SwRI is unique — it is a place where scientists and engineers work side by side to bring basic research to the real world. The benefits can be enormous. Applied research sometimes results in revolutionary or disruptive changes in processes and technology.

Below are links to some areas of research that are advancing the state of the art in robotics and automation.

Related Terminology

applied research  •  internal basic research  •  fuzzy logic  •  multi-agent systems engineering  •  vision  •  3D imaging  •   automation engineering  •  manufacturing services  •  custom robotics  •  industrial robots  •  robotic end-effectors  •   system integration  •  machine simulation  •  prototype design •  process review  •  kinematic solutions


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07/13/16