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.