Research Outline

Prototyping/Manufacturing Parts Differences


Determine the differences between prototyping or manufacturing robotics products versus consumer products. The information will be used to expand a consumer products prototyping platform into the robotics parts space.

Early Findings

Protyping/Manufacturing: Robotic Products Overview

  • Robotics prototyping involves addressing system complexities associated with intricate robotic designs.
  • When prototyping robotic parts, it is recommended to avoid continuously optimizing the costs for every part as this can prolong the completion of the products.
  • It is recommended to integrate a reconfigurable I/O into the system to truly demonstrate functionality.
  • Robotic prototypes also need parts that can be designed for reuse to allow for fast transition to subsequent models based on continuous feedback.