WP3: Sustainable path and operation optimization

wp3 overview

From the conceptual design of a product, to the final control code generation for a production system, many complex design trade-offs need to be made. Easy to use formal specifications and optimization tools for multi-robot cells are therefore developed by WP3.

This work package will develop algorithms and tools for offline predictive planning and an online supervisory control implementations. The algorithms and tools  will find energy-optimal coordinated robot motions as well as adaptive control for coordination among operations.

Based on an operation-oriented specification language, engineers can express formal requirements and specification with ease. This specification can then be used directly with various optimization and synthesis algorithms.

wp3 overview

 

 

The AREUS approach:

 

Formal specifications
- Easy to use formal specifications and optimization tools throughout the design process

 

Functionality and code generation
- Automatic generation of shared zones for all robots and other moving devices to avoid collisions

 

- Generation of energy signatures for each individual operation (robot movement),

 

- Generation of real robot and PLC code based on desired sequences of operations

 

Optimization
- Overall system optimization including robots, machines and
conveyors, balancing the usage of all equipments.

 

- Coordination of the individual robot operations to save energy, still keeping desired time performance,

 

- Computation of optimal start times for idle mode control implemented by ProfiEnergy

 

- Optimal operation sequences for robots and moving devices.

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