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Robotics&Virtual/Augmented Reality Applications in Manufacturing


主讲人:Yap Hwa Jen




Ir. Dr. Hwa-Jen YAP is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. He obtained his tertiary academic qualification from the Universiti Malaya for B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering Science and PhD in Engineering. Currently, he is the Director of Universiti Malaya's Consultancy Centre (UMConsult), Director of the UPUM Resources SdnBhd and Managing Director of the UPUM Sdn Bhd. On professional qualifications, he is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the Mechanical Engineering discipline registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also a member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) of the Engineering Council, UK.


The convergence of robotics and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) in manufacturing presents a transformative synergy. The synergy between robotics technology (industrial robots) with high-level Human-Machine interaction through an immersive AR/VR offers revolutionary changes and paradigm shifts of the industry. The AR/VR-based training and planning optimize tasks, reducing errors and enhancing efficiency of the robotic applications. This partnership holds promise for an innovative manufacturing landscape, combining traditional skills with cutting-edge proficiency, especially in the high-mixed-low-volume production such as aero-manufacturing industries