Efficient sequencing of industrial robots through optimal control
Paper in proceedings, 2014

In a production plant for complex assembled products there could be up to several hundred robots used for handling and joining operations. Thus, improvements in robot motion can have a huge impact on equipment utilization and energy consumption. By combining recent algorithms for collision free numerical optimal control and for optimal sequencing, we are able to cut down on energy consumption without sacrificing cycle time. The algorithm has been successfully applied to several industrial cases demonstrating that the proposed method can be used effectively in practical applications to find fast and energy efficient solutions.

Author

Staffan C Björkenstam

Domenico Spensieri

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Johan Carlson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Daniel Gleeson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

5th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, November 13-14, 2014, Dresden, Germany

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 C 194-199

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Computational Mathematics

Physical Sciences

Discrete Mathematics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2014.10.094

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