Abstract— 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.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||AREUS – Innovative Hardware and Software for Sustainable Industrial Robotics|
|Autori:||PELLICCIARI, Marcello; AVOTINS, Ansis; BENGTSSON, Kristofer; BERSELLI, Giovanni; BEY, Niki; LENNARTSON, Bengt; MEIKE, Davis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/CoASE.2015.7294282|
|Data del convegno:||24-28 August 2015|
|Nome del convegno:||IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2015)|
|Luogo del convegno:||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Titolo del libro:||2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Relazione in Atti di Convegno|
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