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Research Group

Main organisation:Flanders Make
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Mass production is giving way to customised production.

Production environments must be able to produce in a highly modular fashion,at the lowest possible operational cost and without any machine downtime.

Customers expect zero-defect products and total flexibility. Moreover, systems are becoming increasingly autonomous. Examples include fruit-picking robots,autonomous vehicles in logistics, unmanned patrol boats, and many others.

Sensors play a major role in these areas. However, it doesn’t end with measuring. Data must be interpreted and applied in robust, self-learning measuring and knowledge instruments to improve mechatronic systems. Artificial intelligence plays a major role in these areas. This is the only way in which we will be able to develop intelligent products and highly effective production environments – smart products and smart factories that are characteristic of Industry 4.0 – necessary to remain competitive in Flanders.

More: https://www.flandersmake.be/en/research/decision-control

Keywords:zero-defect, zero-machine downtime, technology for developing flexible, automated production lines, incorporate condition, process monitoring, designing mechatronic systems, testing mechatronic systems
Disciplines:Control engineering, Manufacturing automation, Kinematics and dynamics, Motion planning and control, Automation, feedback control and robotics , Data visualisation and imaging , Microfabrication and manufacturing, Photodetectors, optical sensors and solar cells, Photonics, light and lighting, Control systems, robotics and automation, Sensors, biosensors and smart sensors, Aerospace engineering, Automotive engineering, Design theories and methods, Manufacturing engineering, Mechanics, Composites and hybrid materials, Materials science and engineering, Scientific computing, Signal processing, Safety engineering, Other engineering and technology, Mechatronics and robotics