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Publikācija: AREUS – Innovative Hardware and Hardware and Software for Sustainable Industrial Robotics

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language AREUS – Innovative Hardware and Hardware and Software for Sustainable Industrial Robotics
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Marcello Pellicciari
Ansis Avotiņš
Kristofer Bengtsson
Giovanni Berselli
Niki Bey
Bengt Lennartson
Dāvis Meike
Keywords Energy-EfficientIndustrialRobotics,DC-grid, Computer-Aided-Robotics, Optimal Sequences, LCA
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.
DOI: 10.1109/CoASE.2015.7294282
Hyperlink: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7294282/ 
Reference Pellicciari, M., Avotiņš, A., Bengtsson, K., Berselli, G., Bey, N., Lennartson, B., Meike, D. AREUS – Innovative Hardware and Hardware and Software for Sustainable Industrial Robotics. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015) : Automation for a Sustainable Future: Proceedings, Sweden, Gothenburg, 24-28 August, 2015. Piscataway: IEEE, 2015, pp.1325-1332. ISBN 978-1-4673-8184-0. e-ISBN 978-1-4673-8183-3. ISSN 2161-8070. Available from: doi:10.1109/CoASE.2015.7294282
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