Victor Azamfirei

Recent environmental and social challenges force the modern manufacturing industry to adopt sustainable manufacturing processes and systems. True sustainability requires firms to balance economic, social, and environmental factors. Many wastes of any kind, including materials, production time, energy, and other natural resources, are produced by manufacturing systems nowadays, contrary to sustainability goals. Making things right on the first try is the central tenet of sustainable manufacturing. Recent developments in robot cognition and sensor systems have enabled the robot to carry out perception tasks they were previously unable to do. When producing goods, if AI models could anticipate defects and industrial robots detect defects in real time, defective components might be prevented from continuing to the next production stage. In doing so, quality is enhanced, and sustainability is raised, which ultimately results in higher customer satisfaction, which is crucial for a manufacturing company’s success

At Mälardalen university, I explore the effects of robotic in-line quality inspection during flexible operations. I aim to propose design guidelines for such systems with sustainability in mind. Thereby, my research adopts a mixed-methods approach where people’s experience, current literature and experiments conducted at the Mälardalen Industrial Technology Centre are combined.

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