Journal Published Online: 06 November 2020
Volume 4, Issue 3

Towards Next Generation Pandemic Proof Factories



The coronavirus disease pandemic has caused serious challenges for manufacturing organizations. Several existing smart manufacturing technologies can be adapted and integrated into factory operations to ensure that the factory can continue to operate efficiently during the next pandemic. This technical note describes how technologies such as collaborative robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality, telepresence, artificial intelligence, and additive manufacturing can be used to minimize disruptions to factory operations and realize pandemic proof factories.

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Gupta, Satyandra K.
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Stock #: SSMS20200058
ISSN: 2520-6478
DOI: 10.1520/SSMS20200058