Continuous Professional Development

Introduction to robotics and automation for boosting productivity

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Course Summary

This half-day online CPD course enables businesses and entrepreneurs to embrace the concept of ‘Industry 4.0' by showcasing the potential of robotics and automation for increasing productivity in industry.

Robotics has shown to increase productivity and streamline processes in agriculture, food supply chain, healthcare, logistics and manufacturing.

Technologies related to Robotics and Autonomous Systems will have an estimated potential annual economic impact in 2025 of $9.8- $19.3 trillion.

Take part in this short online course to find out how robotics may support your manufacturing business.

Open to all levels and experience, the course will give attendees an insight into the practical applications of the latest innovations in robotics technology as well as the opportunity to participate in a group exercise and Q&A session.

The course will also feature a case study presented by Peacock Technology, an engineering consultancy that specialises in solving automation challenges for clients throughout the world.

Participants will:

  • Build their understanding of robotic and autonomous systems
  • Explore opportunities to modernise their technology and processes in a way which demonstrates increased productivity in the workforce
  • Capture and highlight recent trends in the field of robotics
  • Learn about safety in physical robot interaction and human-robot cooperation

Participants will take away:

  • A framework for thinking about opportunities afforded by robotics and autonomous systems
  • Tools to approach selection of effective robotics solutions for industry
  • A set of actions to take in order to prepare robot-supported processes to foster efficiency, cost-effectiveness, safety, and conserve resources

Target audience:

  • Business Strategists
  • CEOs, CTOs, Entrepreneurs
  • Technical Leads
  • Product Managers
  • Consultants
  • MD's and Chief Engineers

Dr Elena Giannaccini graduated with honors in Biomedical Engineering from the Università di Pisa and in 2015 obtained her PhD in Robotics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory as an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie-Curie ITN project INTRO. Since her PhD, Elena has worked at various research positions, most recently at the University of Bristol. In 2019 Elena was appointed as a Lecturer in Robotics at the University of Aberdeen.

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Dates & Venues

Date16th February 2021
LocationOnline learning
Duration09.30 ~ 13.00

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