We can only see a short distance ahead, but
we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
Alan Mathison Turing
József Váncza, PhD, Research Advisor, Head of Research Laboratory, SZTAKI
Áron Ballagi, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Department, SZE
The great challenge in regard to the cyber-physical production systems (CPPS), which are expected to pave the way to the 4th Industrial Revolution ‒ referred to by many as Industry 4.0 ‒ is autonomy.
In particular, the management, planning and operation of autonomous production entities that are surrounded, restricted and densely inter-linked by the different material, informational and financial processes.
Research and development directions and activities in the field
CPPS - comprising autonomous components will be in the focus of the R&D directions and activities.
Autonomous robotics, human-robot cooperation and human-robot mixed teamwork
Internal logistics provided by a fleet of autonomous vehicles
Digital twins of autonomous components, as well as their integration into complex virtual production systems.
Industrial analytics and reliable identification and control of autonomous systems via stochastic machine learning methods
Setting up a CPPS laboratory ‒ equipped with a range of autonomous production and logistics units, as well as a range of intelligent sensors ‒ for testing and demonstrating the results.
Developing prototypes and workable solutions for problems like human-centred automation of the production, human-robot symbiosis and autonomous internal logistics.
Supporting the management, planning and operation of the autonomous production systems by the application of digital twins that are continuously adapted to the changing conditions in the production. Furthermore, realizing the real-time monitoring of processes, and the recognition and prediction of various situations, as well as the planning/re-planning of certain production and logistics tasks.
Developing the theoretical and the engineering aspects of a general robot operation-planning model that can create various sequence and motion plans, and generate programs for the robots.
Providing incentives for cooperation in a system composed of autonomous production and logistics entities.
The innovative solutions will be demonstrated in the cyber-physical production system laboratories in Budapest and Győr. These laboratories will be accessible also to the educational and industrial partners of the Consortium.
The specific solutions whenever applicable will be made available for local SMEs in form of cloud computing services.