Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 - 5:30 pm          


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This dinner meeting will be a joint meeting of IEEE-CNSV and the SCV Control Systems Society chapter.

At this talk, CNSV member Karl Mathia will introduce his new Cambridge University Press book Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing: Principles and Applications in Cleanroom Automation. Karl will provide insight into the unique technical challenges posed by design, test, and applications of cleanroom robotics for electronics manufacturing — in particular semiconductor manufacturing, the most challenging cleanroom manufacturing application.

Dr. Mathia will describe industrial robotics, cleanroom robots, the design of atmospheric and vacuum robots, and common kinematic structures. He will also cover early substrate-handling robots, how current cleanroom automation technology evolved over time, and some future trends.

A real-world example will illustrate the design of substrate-handling robots for vacuum environments, and how their quality can be maximized and expensive design pitfalls avoided. The importance of industry standards and de-facto standards for robotic systems will be addressed as well.


About the speaker, Karl Mathia, Zitech Engineering, LLC

Studying in both Germany and the US, Dr. Karl Mathia holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in R&D and product engineering in robotics, control systems and automation.

Karl held management positions at leading robotic firms, including Brooks Automation, PRI Automation, and Newport Corporation. He has published numerous articles in the areas of automation, controls, and intelligent systems, and has taught short courses in industry.


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