Realizing the Digital Enterprise

Realizing the Digital Enterprise

Computing systems and manufacturing are increasingly embedded in our physical world, with automation, intelligence, scale, and interconnectedness bridging the physical and digital worlds through visible and invisible infrastructure. However, this interconnectedness brings unanticipated social consequences and volatile patterns of acceptance and use that impact personal and collective well-being. Our vision is to pair technological capability and social responsibility to create successful cyber–physical experiences.

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Jose Garcia-Bravo, Robert Nawrocki and Brittany Newell

Purdue Polytechnic’s Jose Garcia-Bravo, Robert Nawrocki, Brittany Newell and Jinsheng Fan have combined 3D printing and electric poling into a single process known as the EPAM method. This innovation saves time and money, which has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing of products with smart sensors like robots and medical devices.

Yifu Wu (graduate research assistant), Jiansong Zhang (co-principal investigator), Jin Wei-Kocsis (principal investigator), Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min and Dongming Gan (co-principal investigators), standing in Knoy Hall’s D. Dorsey Moss Construction Lab with an unmanned aerial vehicle and a robotic vehicle

An interdisciplinary team of Purdue Polytechnic researchers received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to study how teams of humans and robots will work together at construction sites. The team hopes the NSF grant will serve as the foundation for years of collaborative research to improve the efficiency and scalability of human-robot teams in constrained and complex construction workplaces.

Purdue University researchers have developed a novel wet-mixing method to add sensor particles to 3D printer filaments, which will allow manufacturers to create functional printed parts. (Purdue University image/Brittany Newell)

Purdue Polytechnic’s Brittany Newell and Jose Garcia-Bravo and their colleagues created a novel wet-mixing method that allows for embedding sensors within the structure of 3D-printed parts. Their patent-pending method will aid industry in manufacturing functional parts.

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Involved Faculty Expertise

  • Advanced Materials
  • Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Design
  • Health Applications
  • Manufacturing & Processes
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Systems & Networks

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Faculty Co-Leads

Min Byung-Cheol Min
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology

Walter Daniel Leon-Salas Walter Daniel Leon-Salas
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology

We seek to research and build systems at the intersection of social impact, human actors, and technology with the goal of discovering new ways to improve connections between digital and physical infrastructure.

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