2021-02-08 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021



IF WE assemble a creative team of R2-D2 fans, can we turn replica props into fully autonomous robots?

Industry lecture:

The objective of this session is to show what a group of passionate makers can achieve if they have a clear vision for the future. OpenR2 is an organization focused on customization, repair, and refurbishing of life sized Star Wars R2-D2 figures, prop replicas, and monuments.

Accelerated by the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab program of Dassault Systèmes, the OpenR2 organization PLM effort is led by co-founder Robert Jackson. Robert will take you through his team’s journey, starting from their inspiration, hurdles to accomplishments and next steps towards converting R2D2 props we see at conventions and makerfaires into autonomous robots.

This session will focus on how the OpenR2 team leverages the power of 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to integrate capabilities of the members of the team that are geographically disperse across the globe. The session will outline key projects that OpenR2 is currently working on including a collaborative simulation project between Dassault Systèmes, OpenR2, and Neil Anderson (one of the original designers and fabricators of the 1976 Aluminum R2-D2 props.) It will end with a call for passionate mentors and makers to come, join the team.

Key Takeaways:

  • Better awareness of how 3DEXPERIENCE Platform helps collaboration.
  • A live example of how a group of passionate engineers, builders, and makers can use technology to do something really cool – bring fantasy into reality.
  • Attendees can respond to Robert’s call for action wherein he will welcome new members who want to be part of the OpenR2 team.

Course Level:

  • Intermediate

Speaker Information:

  • First Name: Robert
  • Last Name: Jackson
  • Organization: OpenR2
  • Company URL: www.openr2.org
  • Job Title: Mechatronics Engineer
  • Address 1: Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W. State St.
  • Address 2: OpenR2, Suite 240
  • City:  Columbus
  • State: OH
  • Zip Code: 43215
  • Country:  United States
  • Email Address: Robert.Jackson@OpenR2.org
  • Secondary Email Address:
  • ͙Business Telephone: 313-399-7420
  • Alternate Telephone: 
  • Presenter Type: Exhibiting Partner
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