June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Energy Conversion and Conservation
In recent years, several manufacturers have moved toward manufacturing automation with industrial robots because they can increase productivity and product quality, while decreasing manufacturing costs. Despite these advantages, robots may increase the energy consumption of manufacturing. Two undergraduate research teams were separately involved on an identical senior design project in which industrial robot energy consumption was investigated. The method of involvement of the first and second teams on the project was deductive and conducted with irregular and regular meetings with the advisor, respectively. The effect of operating speed of different joints of a 6-axis industrial robot on energy consumption was studied by these two teams and their results are compared and presented in this paper. Although the capabilities of students in these two teams were almost the same, the results obtained by the team involved on the project with regular meetings were more comprehensive than the team with irregular meetings. Overall, an almost 50% improvement in the research performance of undergraduate students was observed after using the regular meetings method. This method may also increase the willingness of undergraduate students to continue their education at MSc. and Ph.D. levels.
Farhad, S., & Kandray, D. E., & Younessi Sinaki, M. (2019, June), Undergraduate Students' Research on Energy Saving in Industrial Robots: Effect of Regular and Irregular Meetings on Deductive Research Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33473
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