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Trevor Watkins, University Libraries

Trevor Watkins, University Libraries, presented “The Industrial Robot and Software Development Lifecycle: A Framework for Designing, Building, and Programming for Industrial Robot Integration” during Saudi Arabia’s Alfaisal University's College of Engineering Webinar Series on March 13, 2018.

Summary: In this talk, the author discussed the process of building robots in parallel with designing and creating applications in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem. The lifecycle is composed of eight phases. We discussed the importance of specifications, scope, evaluating risk and alternatives, constraints, the design phase and the importance of workflow and UML design integration, algorithms, coding (assembly and object oriented languages), testing and quality assurance, maintenance, and end of life specifically when applicable for either robot, application or both.

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