Harsh Robotics | Anna Valente | TEDxLugano

The adoption of robotics in manufacturing plays an instrumental role when it comes to complex tasks run in harsh and dangerous environments in which skilled human operators risk their life on a daily basis. Head of the Laboratory for Automation, Robotics and Machines at SUPSI University (Switzerland), Anna holds a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Technologies and Production Systems at the Politecnico di Milano and a post-doctorate in Interoperability for Adaptive Factories from the University of Bath, UK. She cooperates with industries in aerospace, automotive, MedTech and chemical sectors. Anna coordinates several projects involving RTD (Research and Technical Development) and industrial partners on an international level on robotics and complex machines for additive manufacturing. She is a member of the EU AM Platform and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx