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Recent Smart Manufacturing Research – A KTH Perspective

Distinguished Research Seminar Series

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  • Date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Organiser

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU

  • Time

    16:00 - 17:20

  • Venue

    Online via ZOOM  


Prof. Lihui Wang


Meeting link will be sent to successful registrants

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Smart manufacturing depends on the timely acquisition, distribution, and utilisation of information from machines and processes from manufacturing shop floors and across product lifecycles. Effective information sharing can improve production quality, reliability, resource efficiency and the recyclability of end-of-life products. Smart manufacturing built on digitalisation also aims for better sustainability. As emerging infrastructures, cyber-physical systems and cloud manufacturing provide new opportunities to achieve the goals of smart manufacturing. For the sake of the audience with diverse background, the following topics will be covered in this seminar:

  • A brief overview of manufacturing and AI history
  • Current status and movements towards smart manufacturing
  • Latest advancement and future opportunities of smart manufacturing research
  • Showcases of a few examples

While advanced AI methods show great promise in smart manufacturing, challenges towards digitalisation in the areas of future trends remain to be identified and will be highlighted in this seminar.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Lihui Wang

Prof. Lihui Wang

Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing
Department of Production Engineering
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden


Lihui Wang is a Chair Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests are focused on cyber-physical systems, human-robot collaborations, real-time monitoring and control, brain robotics, and adaptive manufacturing systems. Professor Wang is actively engaged in various professional activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of three manufacturing journals: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, and International Journal of Manufacturing Research. He has published 10 books and authored in excess of 550 scientific publications. Professor Wang is a Fellow of CAE (Canadian Academy of Engineering), CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering), SME and ASME, the Past President of North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (2020-2021), and the Past Chairman of Swedish Production Academy (2018-2020). Read More

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