PepsiCo provide NTU with £20,000 robotic arm

NTU's School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment has formed a research partnership with PepsiCo – a relationship that recently led to the multinational food and drink corporation providing a £20,000 robotic arm to the University.

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Pepsico's Steven Brooks (left) presents Professor Philip Breedon with the robotic arm

NTU's School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment has formed a research partnership with PepsiCo – a relationship that recently led to the multinational food and drink corporation providing a £20,000 robotic arm to the University.

The robotic arm will be used as part of ongoing research into product design and manufacturing, which is being led by NTU's Professor Philip Breedon.

Professor Breedon said: "We are now in our sixth year of partnering with PepsiCo for both undergraduate and postgraduate live student projects. The projects offered and supported by PepsiCo have produced some innovative and encouraging outcomes, and the donation of the robotic arm will provide further exciting opportunities for collaborative research and development with the company."

Steven Brooks, European Director of Productivity at PepsiCo, said: "Our partnership with NTU will hopefully investigate a number of options for more productive manufacturing solutions.

"One of the first projects will be to look at automated case handling and packing, examining various parameters including speed, accuracy and ergonomic footprint. Through the partnership we will provide skills, resources and innovative thinking to help provide solutions."

PepsiCo provide NTU with £20,000 robotic arm

Published on 8 October 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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