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Erdem Ozturk from AMRC with Boeing,University of Sheffield attended to the 2017 CIRP Winter Meetings celebrated in Paris between 15th to 17th February. He participated in  the meeting of Scientific Technical Committee of  Machines  and made a technical presentation about “Increasing Role of Robots in Machining”. The abstract of the presentation is as follows:

There are several drivers that push use of robots in machining forward such as reduced costs, large parts machining, reconfigurable manufacturing and parallel machining. Hence, robotic machining and robotic assisted machining methods are being developed. However, relatively high and location dependent compliance and low positioning accuracy of robots are barriers to implementation of robots in demanding machining applications.  Research is under way in the areas of pose, strategy, tooling, tool path optimisation and error compensation for robotic machining. The presentation gives an update about the status of the current work in these areas and share open questions.

The CIRP Winter Meetings, organized by the International Academy For Production Engineering (CIRP) took place from 15th February to the 17th February 2017 at the La Maison de la Mutualite in Paris, France. The meeting covered research areas like important technical problems in manufacturing and production technologies, and the state of the art of research being carried out in different laboratories all around the world.

CIRP is the world leading organisation in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. It aims to promote research and development among its members from academia and industry to contribute to the global economic growth and well-being of society.