This seminar will be held in the TSRB Banquet Hall from 12-1 p.m. and is open to the public.
Neil Tardella, CEO of Energid, presents "Software-enabled Cost-effective Robotics" as part of the RIM Seminar Series. Energid’s CTO James English and Takeshi Enowaki of Mitsui & Co., one of Energid's joint venture partners, will also contribute to the talk.
Traditional industrial robots are built for heavy payloads, high accuracy, and fast execution. Though these robots are well suited for many automation tasks, the next generation of robots will be smaller, lighter weight, easier to use, and more cost-effective. This talk will explore the ways Energid Technologies is advancing control and machine-vision software to compensate for limitations in lower-cost hardware. We will discuss a new lightweight kinematically redundant robot arm being developed through Energid subsidiary Robai that takes advantage of these software advances.
Neil Tardella is the chief executive officer at Energid and provides leadership and strategic direction for the company. Tardella has spearheaded commercial initiatives in the energy, medical, and low-cost robotics sectors. Prior to joining Energid, he held key R&D and management roles at Northrop Grumman Norden Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, and Technology Service Corporation. Tardella received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.