Heurisko's going online!
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing novelties, also with us. For example, our annual seminar, traditionally the time for an update on our project results, will be held online for the first time, spread over 3 dates. Topics are Mobile working, How to efficiently manage complexity in product design and How to automate the creation of digital work instructions.
Webinar - Mobile working
7 May 2020 from 13h00 to 14h00
about thE WEBINAR
In the future, more and more vehicles will not only be able to drive autonomously, but will also be able to work on their own. To this end, we are developing the necessary technology to develop, as quickly as possible, various applications useful for multiple sectors. Think of independently operating forklifts and tractors.
There are already many types of machines that can move autonomously and perform certain tasks in the industry. For example, there are mobile robotic platforms that hurry from one workstation to another in factories and mobile robotic arms that pick strawberries in greenhouses. But it is not only robots that are capable of doing this, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and drones, among others, can already handle some jobs on their own.
In this webinar we will go deeper into the roadmap of our mobile technology, localisation and route planning. In addition, several speakers will explain their applications and projects around these technologies.
Webinar - How to efficiently manage complexibility in product design
14 May 2020 from 11h00 to 12h00
About the webinar
Products are getting smarter and smarter. This is a positive evolution, but it does make the work of designers a lot more complex.
Technological progress is driving up customer expectations. Products must be able to do more, function better, be more user-friendly and adapt optimally to the conditions of use. There are high demands in terms of energy efficiency and products must be easy to recycle in order to guarantee their efficiency and durability.
As a company's design team, it is not easy to meet all these demands. Such optimisation means that more and more criteria have to be taken into account, both in terms of hardware, software and electronics. At the same time, there is the pressure to bring the products to the market as quickly as possible.
During this webinar, we will elaborate on this challenge and explain how model-based methods and related supporting software tools help to make innovation faster and cheaper.
Webinar - How to automate the creation of digital work instructions
19 May 2020 from 11h00 to 12h00
About the webinar
There is a trend from mass production to mass customization. Where in the past operators often had repetitive tasks, we now produce more often in small series with products adapted to the needs of the customer. The work for the operator has become more complex, so the operators need more support. Digital work instructions that can be quickly created, adapted and easily consulted are necessary.
In this webinar we go deeper into the creation of digital work instructions and how we can automate this process. In this process we need to take into account several factors such as the level of experience of the user (work instructions tailored to the experience of the operator make the process smoother), the tool used (think VR/AR glasses, photos, projections on the worktable, etc.), avoiding technostress (the operator remains in control), the possibility to let the operator give feedback, etc... In addition, digital work instructions ensure that new employees can get to work faster and need less training.