The Importance Of The Engineering Design Process

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The engineering design processes role is to serve as the framework/guidelines that will aid the robotics designer in either improving a current robotics system or helping him/her design a new one. The engineering design process is a five step system that helps to develop a solution from infancy all the way through to implementation. The engineering design process does relates to the various system development processes in that it will be used to for the design of those systems (robotic legs, arms, sensors, joints, etc.)

We can better understand this relationship by further expanding our knowledge of the correlation between the engineering design process and the robotic design process. As previously stated, the engineering design process consists
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They will accomplish this by searching for information resources about both the problem and current solutions. The vendor of this information may come from almost any reliable source including the internet, libraries, books, or trusted subject matter experts (within the specific field). The next step for the robotic designer is research and design. They will complete this through the following tasks; gathering information, identifying specific details of the design which must be satisfied, identifying possible and alternative design solutions, and finally planning and designing an appropriate structure with drawings (www.galileo.org 2017). The goal of this step is to go in with the defined issue and walkout with a detailed schematic of the robots build. We can see that the only difference between the engineering design process and the robotic design process (in the second step) is that the robotic design process produces a product, where as the engineering design process simply obtains new…show more content…
This step begins with an analysis of the design solutions and moves on to functional analysis, examination of ergonomics, a review of product safety and liability, economic and market analysis, mechanical/strength analysis, and finally, vetting the chosen solution through the decision process. The fourth step of the robotic design process is to simply "build the robot", this is considered it's own step as the assembly of said robot could take weeks, months, or even years depending upon parts availability, systems correlations, and any unexpected negative results during
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