The Robust Intelligent Metrology Lab is focused on providing metrology systems that function as close to the manufacturing action as possible; this can be at the line side, in the cell, in the machine or even within the manufacturing process. We focus on three core activities:
Creating and developing new robust sensor technology by designing sensors that are better able to cope with challenging industrial applications.
Defining new ways to automate and enhance the use of existing sensors with greater intelligence, by providing tools and algorithms that assist in the selection, placement and configuration and optimisation of sensors.
Integrating sensor systems as part of collaborative metrology networks to provide more robust measurements, with greater coverage of the measurands, and increased confidence in the data.
Automation is at the heart of the technology we create, and it is a strong theme within all our metrology activity. We aim to embed intelligence within our technology that allows it to function robustly in an automatic way, allows the measurement to be configured with less human intervention, or enables other processes to run more autonomously in a robust and reliable way.