The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced that three projects have been selected to receive development funding through the WARF Advanced Manufacturing Challenge Grant. From industrial robotics to improved 3D printing, these technologies have high potential impact.
Researchers representing multiple departments and engineering disciplines applied for funding. The selected projects are led by the following principal investigators:
- Paul Milenkovic (Electrical & Computer Engineering) for improved control software for robots used in manufacturing and other industrial settings
- Sangkee Min (Mechanical Engineering) for real-time detection of manufacturing equipment anomalies and product defects
- Scott Sanders and Lianyi Chen (Mechanical Engineering) for an on-board sensor to help generate 3D-printed parts with controlled quality
“WARF is thrilled to support UW–Madison researchers envisioning smarter, safer and more sustainable manufacturing in the 21st century,” says Erik Iverson, CEO of WARF. “Over the past year, our Accelerator Challenge Grants have helped innovators across campus pursue proof-of-concept work critical to build momentum behind emerging technologies.”
Author: Jeanan Yasiri Moe