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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
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.
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
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
- 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 manufacturing
• Digital twins
Chapter 5 – ADVANCED ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGIES FOR FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION
- Introduction and discussion of Advanced Robotics technologies
- (Machine learning, Soft Robotics, Rapid prototyping, Autonomous vehicle, Collaborative robotics, AR/VR, Artificial skin/proximity sensors)
- Introduction and discussion on example use cases
- Introduction and discussion on challenges on adoption of Advanced Robotics Technologies for flexible automation
S. Deb Robotics Technology And Flexible Automation, McGraw Hill, 2004
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
PERLA MAIOLINO (President)
REZIA MOLFINO (President Substitute)
MATTEO ZOPPI (President Substitute)
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The final examination consists of a written questionnaire with about 8 open questions
50% continuous assessment (Readings, Examples discussion, Web search mini-reports and oral presentations, Simulation projects),
50% from the final examination