Automatic Planning of Manufacturing Processes using Spatial Construction Plan Analysis and Extensible Heuristic Search

Ludwig Nägele, Andreas Schierl, Alwin Hoffmann, Wolfgang Reif

Abstract

When automating small-batch manufacturing processes, the time spent for process planning and robot programming becomes more important. This paper proposes an automated process including construction plan analysis, process planning and execution to reduce the amount of manual work required. The process starts by analyzing the structure of the desired product and deriving required process step results, then uses heuristic search to find possible production steps and task assignments, and concludes by simulating or executing the resulting production plan. The approach is evaluated on a case study with a simulated robot automatically building different LEGO R DUPLO R!structures starting from a 3D model defining the desired product.

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in Harvard Style

Nägele L., Schierl A., Hoffmann A. and Reif W. (2018). Automatic Planning of Manufacturing Processes using Spatial Construction Plan Analysis and Extensible Heuristic Search.In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-321-6, pages 576-583. DOI: 10.5220/0006861705760583


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco18,
author={Ludwig Nägele and Andreas Schierl and Alwin Hoffmann and Wolfgang Reif},
title={Automatic Planning of Manufacturing Processes using Spatial Construction Plan Analysis and Extensible Heuristic Search},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2018},
pages={576-583},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006861705760583},
isbn={978-989-758-321-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - Automatic Planning of Manufacturing Processes using Spatial Construction Plan Analysis and Extensible Heuristic Search
SN - 978-989-758-321-6
AU - Nägele L.
AU - Schierl A.
AU - Hoffmann A.
AU - Reif W.
PY - 2018
SP - 576
EP - 583
DO - 10.5220/0006861705760583