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AREUS — Innovative hardware and software for sustainable industrial robotics

Marcello Pellicciari ; Ansis Avotins ; Kristofer Bengtsson (Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation) ; Giovanni Berselli ; Niki Bey ; Bengt Lennartson (Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation) ; Davis Meike
11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, 24-28 August 2015 (2161-8070). p. 1325-1332. (2015)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Industrial Robotics (IR) may be envisaged as the key technology to keep the manufacturing industry at the leading edge. Unfortunately, at the current state-of-the-art, IR is intrinsically energy intensive, thus compromising factories sustainability in terms of ecological footprint and economic costs. Within this scenario, this paper presents a new framework called AREUS, focusing on eco-design, eco-programming and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of robotized factories. The objective is to overcome current IR energetic limitations by providing a set of integrated technologies and engineering platforms. In particular, novel energy-saving hardware is firstly introduced, which aim at exchanging/storing/recovering energy at factory level. In parallel, innovative engineering methods and software tools for energy-focused simulation are developed, as well as energy-optimal scheduling of multi-robot stations. At last, LCA methods are briefly described, which are capable to assess both environmental and economic costs, linked to the flows of Material, Energy and Waste (MEW). A selected list of industrially-driven demonstration case studies is finally presented, along with future directions of improvement.

Nyckelord: sustainable robotics, automation, energy optimization, DC-grid



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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation

Ämnesområden

Produktion
Hållbar utveckling
Robotteknik och automation

Chalmers infrastruktur