About Us

Envisioning and creating the next generation of technologies, processes and education.

Inside UB's SMART Motion Capture Lab, students create a simulated environment to demonstrate how autonomous air and ground robots can work together. Photographed in December 2019 in Bonner Hall. The research team, led by David Doermann, Eshan Esfahani and Karthik Dantu,received a federal grant to study the decisions people make while gaming.\r\rPhotographer: Douglas Levere.

Our Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) community will help create the next generation of technologies, processes and education.

The challenges faced have helped the development of a culture of community and shared effort.

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SMART affiliated faculty working with students on research projects.

Our Grand Challenge

Develop advanced materials, technologies and processes that enable the sustainable, data-driven, cost effective production of high quality, customizable products.

Challenges for Manufacturing

  1. "Near zero" production waste and environmental impact
  2. High quality customization
  3. Innovative materials and processes
  4. Broadening SMART materials to SMART products
  5. Develop design tools to support concurrency of operations
  6. Human machine collaboration