You prototype new production cells and lines according to the industry 4.0 principles by doing research on smart robotic concepts and innovative operator support solutions.
In Industry 4.0 assembly cells, personalised products will be made using state-of-the-art technologies. Flanders Make wants to demonstrate future opportunities to manufacturing companies and aims to develop new concepts together with them. We’re working, amongst other things, on intuitive robots that work together with operators.
The research projects that you will contribute to bring (mobile) robots and technology to the shop floor of manufacturing companies and support operators (both ergonomically and cognitively) in their increasingly complex job. Together with a small research team, you write new research projects, about conceiving how new production lines and assembly cells can be designed and built, how production lines are automated using AI, data and robotics. You model and simulate new production concepts in order to validate feasibility and optimize the design. Finally, we implement on real life setups in order to demonstrate the value to industrial partners.
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Towards a digitally transformed, sustainable and competitive industry.
Flanders Make is a fast-growing research centre that performs research to support companies from various sectors in their sustainable innovation processes. From our establishments in Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk and Sint-Truiden and labs within the 5 Flemish universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.
Because of our unique position as a bridge between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge. Academic partners and more than 150 companies are part of the innovative circular ecosystem of Flanders Make.
Our strategy based on industrial needs and long-term trends ensures a close link with the industry and its challenges. With our programmed research, we create impact in companies.
Sustainability, climate and workability have a high priority in our research. We want to help companies in developing sustainable, green, smart, and connected products and production systems, with a special focus on people and their interaction with machines.