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Quality Assurance and Compliance

This program is led by Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) with four projects that are based at both SUT and University of Technology Sydney.

Many high value-add manufactured products are subject to regulatory constraints and oversight (e.g. medical devices, defence and aviation) and require a complete digital thread across the product lifecycle.

In the context of collaborative robotic applications, such a thread needs to contain a number of components:

  1. a specification of the desired information and intended assurance needs of the process
  2. a specification of the tasks and behaviours to be exhibited by both robot and human in a collaboration scenario,
  3. the ability to optimise and test such specifications before putting them into practice,
  4. the monitoring and documentation of accomplished tasks and behaviours and,
  5. the inspection of task outcomes. 

This Program will develop tools for the specification, capturing, monitoring and evaluation of such a digital thread in human-robot and robot-human collaboration scenarios. This work is synergistic with other Programs and will develop skills and capacity within industry. 

Learn more about the researchers participating in this program.

Nico Adams

Research Program Co-lead (Quality Assurance and Compliance program)
Swinburne University of Technoloty
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Lee Clemon

Research Program Co-lead (Quality Assurance and Compliance program)
University of Technology Sydney
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Jochen Deuse

Associate Director (Industry Engagement)
University of Technology Sydney
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Robert Fitch

Chief Investigator
University of Technology Sydney
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Matthias Guertler

Research Program Co-lead (Designing Socio-technical Robotic Systems program)
University of Technology Sydney
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Teresa Vidal-Calleja

Research Program Co-lead (Biomimic Cobots program)
University of Technology Sydney
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Learn more about the research projects that are part of this program.

Project 4.1: Development and Specification of Collaborative Robotic Process Automation Lifecycle

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Project 4.2: Digital Twins for the development, optimisation and process specification of human robot collaboration scenarios

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Project 4.3: Monitoring and automated documentation of outcomes of collaborative robot activity

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Project 4.4: Data analytics and process validation of collaborative robots and automated processes

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