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FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION

CODE 66044
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 10635 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-32) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/13
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This course provides a general intersectorial introduction to applications, scopes and development of flexible automation, including robotics, for industrial and non-industrial sectors. Technologies, means and methods, socio-economic issues related with different domains are presented and discussed. In greater detail, design and development techniques are proposed for intelligent flexible automation of industrial production systems with a view to Factory 4.0.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course provides a general intersectoral introduction to applications, scopes and development of flexible automation, including robotics, for industrial and non-industrial sectors. Technologies, means and methods, socio-economic issues related with different domains are presented and discussed. In greater detail, design and development techniques are proposed for intelligent flexible automation of industrial production systems with a view to Factory 4.0.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The educational target is to make students aware of  the involved means and methods, technologies, and of the socio-economic issues related with the subject. The scope, to be achieved, covers the definition of the scenarios and of the different cooperating resources including robots and cyber-physical machines.

    After completing this course the students will be able to:

    • achieve good acquaintance of problems of flexible automation and about the role played in the industrial, economical and social context.
    • exploit the concepts, language and the tools understood along with the course.

    PREREQUISITES

    No prerequisites

    TEACHING METHODS

    The students will be involved to discuss and work with the aim to learn and enhance their knowledge about the different topics of the intelligent automation techniques.

    Continuous assessment is based on:

    • Example cases discussion
    • Web search
    • Readings

    Simulation of FMS and FMC examples for design and control/management aims; Experimental work @ PMARlab

    Attendance is mandatory

    Contimuous assessment (Readings, Examples discussion, Web search mini-reports and oral presentations, Simulation projects) accounts for 50% of the final evaluation

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    First notes

    •           Industrial and Service Robot statistics (last published by IFR)

    •           Robotics technology and industry 4.0 trends

    •           Examples of robots in flexible automation plants and systems (swarmItFIX, AUTORECON, LeapFrog)

    Chapter 1- INTRODUCTION

    •           Introduction to manufacturing and production systems

    •           Production automation facilities

    •           Physical and resources and information processing resources and activities

    Chapter 2 – PRODUCTION & AUTOMATION

    •           Type of Production

    •           Plant layouts

    •           Type of automation

    •           Digitalization of processing activities

    Chapter 3 - FMS

    •           FMS equipment

    •           Applications of FMS

    •           Development of FMS

    Chapter 4 – FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION TREND

    •           Green systems

    •           Lean and Agile systems

    •           Collaborative systems

    •           Bio-intelligent manufactiring

    •           Digital twins

    Chapter 5 - SIMULATION

    •           Virtual Manufacturing

    •           Introduction to DELMIA

    •           Laboratory work with DELMIA

    Rapid prototyping

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    S. Deb Robotics Technology And Flexible Automation, McGraw Hill, 2004

    Manufuture: www.manufuture.org

    IFR (International Federation of robotics): www.ifr.org

    SIRI (Associazione Italiana di Robotica e Automazione): www.robosiri.it

    Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: www.IMS.org

    Study material will be available in the official study portal

    Further readings will be provided by the lecturer

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    REZIA MOLFINO (President)

    MATTEO ZOPPI

    RENATO UGO RAFFAELE ZACCARIA (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final examination consists of a written questionnaire with about 8 open questions

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    50% continuous assessment (Readings, Examples discussion, Web search mini-reports and oral presentations, Simulation projects),
    50% from the final examination

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    08/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    22/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    19/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto