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Join our Centennial Campus partners SMRT, along with Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), to explore the underdeveloped field of dry cleaning automation.  Learn about their recent project that revolutionizes the dry cleaning industry by embracing robotic technology. This drop-in event is open to all students, faculty/staff, Centennial Campus partners, and members of the community. Refreshments will be sponsored by SMRT.

Revolutionizing Dry Cleaning: Embracing Robotics for Efficiency and Cost Reduction
This project focuses on exploring the underdeveloped field of dry cleaning automation. Despite
the clear benefits that automation can bring to the industry, robotic technology still needs to be
explored. Our research aims to change that by examining how robotics can enhance garment
placement and scanning operations. In collaboration with SMRT Systems and NCSU Advance
Automation Laboratory (AML), we have developed a dynamic system integrating modular
sensors, perception, dynamic control, and robot manipulation into traditional dry cleaning
operations. With advanced sensors and dynamic control, our system can precisely and
accurately handle various tasks, such as garment delivery and retrieval. Moreover, our system
is highly adaptable and updatable, allowing easy integration with existing dry-cleaning
equipment. The dry cleaning industry can seamlessly incorporate our robotics technology, using
its modular software and hardware interface, into its operations without significant disruptions or
costly investments, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving overall quality.

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