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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

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Senior Projects 2010-2011

 

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Team RSS

Robotic Simulation Services

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Members:

  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Philip Nicholson
  • Jamie Randolph
  • Derek White

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Sai Nudurupati

Company:

  • EOS, Rochester, Mich.

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. JP Rasaiah and Mr. Brent Kemmer II

Project Description:Virtual Commissioning of Automated Workcells

Team RSS collaborated with EOS, an engineering consulting firm, to develop automated virtual workcells using two Virtual Commissioning Software packages: Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA Automation and Siemens’ Process Simulate. These packages validate the application of control systems in manufacturing and have the potential to revolutionize automated systems simulation. The workcells developed by Team RSS will be used as a demonstrational tool and highlight communication between components, data collection and dynamic response of the workcells.

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Towards the Synthesis of a Guanidine- like Organo- catalyst

Rebecca Smrke

In the last decade, N-based heterocycles have surfaced as useful organocatalysts. With strong Lewis basicity, a rigid structure that allows for strong resonance, and electronic distribution, these catalysts become useful in both medicinal and industrial chemistry purposes. The desire to created new and unique cyclic guanidine catalysts has generated interest in this field. We proposed to synthesize cyclic guanidine catalysts through a short three step process: (1) alkylation of a commercial imidazoline, (2) annulations with the use of a β-aminocarboxylic acid under dehydrating conditions, and (3) thermal elimination. The first step, alkylation, was successfully completed. In step 2, the annulations reaction, there is evidence that it may have proceeded, but more research is needed to verify the result. As such, the final step of forming an organocatalyst, elimination, could not be completed. In the future, the reaction will be optimized to yield the desired product.

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