|MADERNA RICCARDO||Cycle: XXXIII |
Section: Systems and Control
Tutor: BASCETTA LUCA
Advisor: ROCCO PAOLO Major Research topic
:Human-robot collaboration for flexible manufacturing in Industry 4.0Abstract:
The present day global economy is more and more characterized by quickly changing markets, small batch production and mass customization. For this reason, companies are required to meet high level of flexibility to stay competitive. Flexible manufacturing is an approach that allows us to satisfy the needs of customers while maintaining high quality standards. In this context, advancement in industrial robotics is playing a key role to provide companies with an adaptable and powerful tool capable of enhancing efficiency and flexibility of manufacturing processes. The aim of this research is to investigate how the recent evolution of smart robots and human-robot collaboration can be exploited for the effective control of a flexible manufacturing system. In particular, we want to control the robots that work on a multi-product line in collaboration with human operators so to make them able to rapidly react to changes in production plans or in the system, while maintaining a good productivity level.