This Centre aims to foster, develop and promote robotics and automation technologies for advanced manufacturing and workplace automation through applied research, capability development and industrial collaboration.
About the Centre
The Centre focuses on core technological areas for advanced manufacturing and workplace automation such as Embedded Intelligent Systems, Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles, Intelligent Battery Charging Systems, Robotic Arm Applications, Control & Automation, and Machine Vision Systems.
This Centre focuses on research & development involving various aspects of robotics and automation in both hardware and software. The key technological areas include:
- Robotics and Automation
- Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles (AIVs)
- Robotic Arms
- Embedded Intelligent Robotics System
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Intelligent Factory Automation
- Shop-floor Digitalisation & Connectivity
- Data Analytics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
The technologies are tested and used in various applications such as in-house research and development projects, industrial collaboration projects (factory automation AIVs, cleaning AIVs, service AIVs and warehouse AIVs) and robotic competition projects (Singapore Robotic Games and WorldSkills Singapore).
The robotics technology is tested and used in various applications such as microcontrollers, edutainment robots, building / construction sector robots, factory automation robots, search & rescue robots, medical and rehabilitative robots, as well as competition robots (for competitions such as Singapore Robotic Games).
RAC designs and develops mobile robots and trains Temasek Polytechnic students to take part in the Mobile Robotics Trade of the WorldSkills Singapore competition. The technologies involved in the development of the mobile robots include mechanical design and fabrication, electrical and electronic design and fabrication, motor control, robotic arm development and computer vision.
This robot is able to inspect and clean the inside of rubbish chutes and the exterior walls of HDB blocks, previously inaccessible to human beings. The robot is remotely controlled by an operator, who will be able to observe and control the cleaning process in real time via a camera mounted on the robot. Infra-red lamps around the camera ensure perfect visibility even in the darkest corners of the chute. This design is patented (Publication No: SG200106962, “Exterior servicing apparatus”).
Advanced Manufacturing Projects
RAC engages in a number of activities closely related to the Industry 4.0 initiatives for advanced manufacturing. The Centre works closely with the TP – Advanced Manufacturing Centre (TP-AMC) to test-bed and perform proof-of-concept experiments related to the integration of robotics and automation technologies for advanced manufacturing, so as to develop cutting-edge complete industrial solutions.
There are 3 main focus areas:
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Dr Wee Teck Chew
Tel: 6780 5598
Qualifications: B.Sc (EE), M.Sc (Control Systems & Mechatronics), Ph.D
Areas of Specialisation: Robotics and Control Systems
Mr Ng Yong Seng
Tel: 6780 5197
Qualifications: B.Eng (Electrical Engineering)
Areas of Specialisation: Robotics and Embedded System Development
Mr Yeo Chau Tiong
Tel: 6780 1891
Qualifications: B.Eng (Hons) (EEE), M.Eng
Areas of Specialisation: Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Mr Lim Hock Beng
Mr Ong Eng Huat
Mr Peter Lim
Dr Shen Xue Feng
Mr Shi WeiXiong
Mr Venkata Rathnaiah Akkasaliga