Detail of the student project

Topic:Energy Optimization of Robotic Cells
Supervisor:Přemysl Šůcha
Announce as:PTO
Description:Current robotic cells are usually designed with the aim to maximize the production rate without taking into account the energy efficiency. Several recent research works [1] report that significant amount of energy can be saved by setting proper speeds of robotic movements and a suitable order of operations.

The objective of this work is to propose a simple algorithm for setting the speed of robotic movements such that the line provides a given production rate and the total energy consumption is minimized. The work will be done in Siemens Process Simulate, which is a 3D design environment used by manufacturers like Škoda or VW, offering a very precise simulation of robots. The experiments will be performed on models of real production lines.

[1] L. Bukata, P. Šůcha, Z. Hanzálek, P. Burget. Energy Optimization of Robotic Cells In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 13(1) (2017) 92–102.
[2] O. Wigstrom, B. Lennartson, A. Vergnano, C. Breitholtz, High-Level Scheduling of Energy Optimal Trajectories, Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on 10 (1) (2013) 57–64.
Max.number of students:5
Booked students:Hanife Ece Aykol, Jasna Petric, Kazim Yigit Baser, Wei Xin Tan

Warning: the registration to the PTO can be canceled only by supervisor.
Responsible person: Petr Pošík