This whitepaper summarises a round-table discussion between senior engineers working for leading UK aerospace and automotive organisations, as well as senior engineers from UK research centres. It provides a comprehensive overview of the objectives, challenges and considerations from those working directly with robots and automation.
It highlights the need for increased education of metrology and photogrammetry solutions, across sectors, to propel the industry forward to better align with the aspirations of Industry 4.0.
The round-table discussion was part of project ACCUFAS (Accurate and Flexible Automation Systems), a project focused on developing IONA technology to facilitate high accuracy robot control within the aerospace sector. The discussion was chaired by Insphere’s Operations Manager, Phil Silk, at the AMRC Factory 2050 in November 2023.
- What direction is robotics and automation heading in and how does this relate to Industry 4.0.
- How well understood are the benefits of photogrammetry systems within UK manufacturing?
- What are the risks and rewards around deploying photogrammetry systems?
- How photogrammetry systems unlock advanced manufacturing