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James O'Brien

Research Assistant

School of Science & Technology


James is supporting a project set by an external sponsor. The project is related to the optimisation of factory integration of Automated Guided Vehicles. This is done through analysis, evaluation and simulation.

Career overview

James studied BSc Product Design at NTU, where he worked in systems design for a global manufacturing company whilst on placement. 

At postgraduate level, James studied MSc Design: Products and Technology on an industry sponsored project looking into the feasibility of a particular Autonomous Robotic Vehicle.

Research areas

Feasibility, optimisation and simulation of the integration of Autonomous Robotic Vehicles and Automated Guided Vehicles into factories

Sponsors and collaborators

James is currently working in a role sponsored by PepsiCo