AMRC helps BAE Systems integrate technologies for ‘factory of the future’ cobotics workstation

Aerospace giant BAE Systems is to trial a collaborative robot workstation driven by technologies integrated and tested by engineers from the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

A team from the AMRC’s flagship Factory 2050 site, home to the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG), has worked with BAE to develop a ‘cobotics’ workstation which was showcased at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.

The workstation, a key feature of BAE Systems’ factory of the future, is fitted with a range of digital technologies and will be piloted at its Warton site in Lancashire to work safely and seamlessly alongside manufacturers building cutting-edge combat aircraft.