New Robot & Cobot Functionality for Manufacturing Systems

New Robot & Cobot Functionality for Manufacturing Systems

Procter & Gamble (P&G) operates many high speed and highly automated manufacturing facilities around the world.  We utilize robotic systems in our manufacturing, packing, and logistics operations.  Robot and cobot capabilities are expanding at an exponential pace.   The 2018 MDP student team will deliver a cobot capable of performing standard Quality Assurance (QA) testing on paper towel products (e.g., dimensions, weight, compressibility, other QA attributes, etc.). This project will provide students the opportunity to learn about near-term robot/cobot application technologies as well as manufacturing quality control/quality assurance processes.

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Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2018:

Click here to view Student IP Agreement

Click here to view NDA

How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-8 Students
  • Likely Majors Any, CS, ECE, EE, ISD-MFG, ME, STATS
  • Course Substitutions Honors, ME 590, ISD-MFG, ECE Cognate, ROB 590, EE MDE, CE MDE
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity See Complete Description for Details
  • Mechanical Design (1-2 Students)

    Mechanical design, modeling (statics and dynamics), Quick prototype /assembly techniques.

    • Likely Majors: ME
  • Mechatronics/Robotics (1-2 Students)

    Robotic design and control, mechatronics, controls, Systems Integration, sensor integration, programming

    • Likely Majors: ROB, ME, EE
  • Basic Vision Systems/Image Processing (2-3 Students)

    Vision Systems, sensors integration, programming

    • EE, CSE/CS-LSA, CE
  • Manufacturing Processes (1 Student)

    Manufacturing Quality Control/Quality Assurance Processes, Statistics

    • Likely Majors: ISD-MFG, STATS, Any

Faculty Mentor: Amy Hortop2017 Stryker projects
LEO Lecturer III, Mechanical Engineering
Hortop earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her industry experience has primarily been in the automotive field. Her most recent experience includes over four years as a Research Staff at Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany where she was able to both teach as well as work on industry projects. She currently coordinates and teaches ME 450 (Capstone Design) and has taught ENG 100.
Sponsor Mentor: Kevin McNeilkevin
Associate Director
39 years experience at P&G. Expertise areas include manufacturing system equipment design, product development, process development, development facilities, innovation processes, and intellectual property. Currently manages a group of 20 engineers developing breakthrough technologies focused on product, process, and manufacturing capabilities.
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (Procter & Gamble).