Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Delta Electronics are expanding their research efforts in innovative manufacturing processes, and in improving learning and living experiences.
The S$45 million Delta – NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems was launched in 2016 with the support of the National Research Foundation (NRF). The partners are opening a second laboratory space to accommodate the expansion in research activities.
The joint lab has developed innovative solutions such as a universal smart navigation system where logistics robots autonomously move goods around factory floors.
The expanded lab already has 15 projects. These projects aim to improve and streamline industry processes and enhance learning technologies by integrating computation, networking, and physical processes or what is known as cyber-physical systems.
Apart from the smart navigation kit, the researchers have also developed a reconfigurable testbed that will allow factories to digitise and change their production line processes quickly. This is especially beneficial for manufacturing plants as they can quickly adapt to changes and continue to develop innovative products.
These technologies are testbedded on NTU’s Smart Campus, which is home to a wide range of innovations developed with leading industry partners.