Strategic Goal:Smart Manufacturing
Enable the next generation of innovative and competitive manufacturing through advances in measurement science.
With an emphasis on smart, El research projects aim to speed development, adoption, and integration of leading-edge intelligent technologies to advance U.S. manufacturing.
Through research that stretches the limits of measurement science and pushes the envelope of current measurement and test capabilities, EL will:
- Safely increase the versatility, autonomy, and rapid re-tasking of intelligent robots and automation technologies for smart manufacturing and cyber-physical systems applications;
- Enable real-time monitoring, control, and performance optimization of smart manufacturing systems in the factories of small, medium, and large companies;
- Enable rapid, agile, and cost-effective production of complex, first-to-market products through advanced manufacturing processes and equipment; and
- Facilitate straightforward integration of engineering information systems used in complex manufacturing and construction networks to improve product and process performance.