Internet of Production - IoP


Agile assembly system through cooperation of robotic and sensoric network


Agile, freely networked assembly systems, which are characterized by the sensoric-supported cooperation of several mobile and stationary robots, is an essential part of the Internet of Production (IoP). Concretely, these assembly systems can be enabled to be a part of the IoP by mapping them in the structure of a meta-model. This enables the generation of a so-called "digital shadow" in the IoP.

At the robotics laboratory of the "Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics - IGMR" of the RWTH Aachen, an assembly scenario has been depicted that can be represented by cooperation between several mobile and stationary robot and sensor systems.
In implemented assembly scenarios, robotic systems with different structures are engaged: mobile units and manipulators as well as stationary robots. The workstations in such systems can also be configurable (e.g. Gantry robots). Global sensoric systems enable communica-tion between robotic agents. The local referencing between these agents is realized through an indoor GPS system (iGPS). In addition, the environment is monitored by depth cameras. Communication takes place via a common information network.

The project is funded as part of the „Internet of Production - IoP“ of Excellence Strategy with the aim of facilitating integration into the fourth generation of the Industrial Revolution.




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