Working with Robots: Human-Robot Co-working

Working with Robots: Human-Robot Co-working

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Factory 2050

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As part of the Sheffield Innovation Programme, robotics experts from both of Sheffield's universities are collaborating to deliver an innovative workshop to inspire collaboration between the Sheffield Robotics Institute and industry. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about the possibilities offered by the emerging field of Cobotics technologies. We aim to engage with industry and workforce stakeholders, businesses eligible to attend should be based in the Sheffield City Region.

The workshop will explore where robots share tasks with humans making manufacturing more flexible, allowing for bespoke manufacture and creating more opportunities for split operations (where robots and humans share tasks according to strengths and cognitive capabilities). This event will provide an opportunity for industry to understand how to adopt and implement robot-human co-working in real settings.


09:00 Registration & coffee

09:30 Welcome

09:40 Sheffield Innovation Partnership

09:50 Presentations

09:50 Why here? Why now?

10:10 Overview of Cobotics

10:30 Expertise and Research at Sheffield Hallam University

10:50 Expertise and Research at The University of Sheffield

11:10 Break and interactive demonstrators

11:40 Presentations

11:40 Expertise and research at the AMRC

12:00 Challenges to adopting cobotics in industry

12:20 Opportunities for developing cobotics

12:40 Working with Universities

13:00 Lunch and interactive demonstrators

14:00 Facilitated discussion 1 - Identifying opportunities, challenges and barriers for Cobotics, followed by feedback

14:45 Break and interactive demonstrators

15:15 Facilitated discussion 2 – Working together to seize opportunities and overcome challenges, Understanding how best to develop technology solutions, and the support available

16:00 Closing remarks and next steps

16:00 Opportunity for more hands-on demos and individual discussions