This issue’s cover story looks at how the consumer electronics industry is increasingly relying on collaborative robots to help test and develop the latest devices to hit the market. The story speaks to three experts about the key roles cobots can play.
Speaking about one of the advantages of cobots, Mark Gray, UK, and Ireland manager for the Danish robotics manufacturer Universal Robots, says, “If you’re recording how many times you need to press a button before it breaks down a cobot can just continue and continue and continue, and the action that they’re doing in the first part of the task is exactly the same 100,000 times later. They’re very good at repetition, which is what makes them really useful for these kinds of testing procedures.”
Elsewhere in this issue, CETD speaks to Harman’s director of Digital Transformation Solutions, Prakash Tripathi, about the audio electronics company’s new 5G test lab, and Samsung Display provides insight into the new testing process designed to measure the durability of the latest foldable devices.
Dr Won-Joon Choi, executive vice president and head of the flagship product R&D team, mobile communications business, Samsung Global, says, “For the new foldable series, we had a big mission: durability, so that our customers can use the devices with peace of mind for everyday extended use. To do that, we started from scratch to make the impossible, possible. Water resistance and increased durability are the key features we focused on so that users can take their devices with them anywhere with confidence.”
Other topics covered include testing the quality and accuracy of health tech, certifying ultra-wideband communications, 5G over-the-air testing, open loop audio tests, display measurement, and wearables, plus much more.
CETD also speaks with engineering experts at Whirlpool Corporation, Miele, and Bang & Olufsen about how their latest product launches were tested and developed to ensure sustainability, usability and durability.
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The next issue of Consumer Electronics Test & Development magazine will be published in March 2022.
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