ViPOTCO – Transport of materials by throwing

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The individualization of products does not stop not even after the production processes have started. Therefore must be as much flexible and reconfigurable as possible, so that the production lines can be highly adaptable. One way of solving the challenges that arise is the so-called “litter transport approach”. The goods instead of being transported on conveyor belts, they are thrown from one station to the other. This project is based on this approach and answers the question regarding the trajectory forecasting of objects. This is a basic prerequisite for successfully catching objects, since the catching mechanism must be placed in the right position each time. gebracht werden muss.

The flight phase of the objects is tracked with the use of a stereo camera system. Based on different forecasting models, it is possible to predict the trajectory. The aerodynamic forces vary greatly depending on the shape and density of the object and therefore a successful prediction of correct trajectories consist a challenge. Both the trajectory and the orientation of the goods to be transported are influenced greatly by a variety of parameters, some of which are also not so easily detectable. Continuous corrections by measuring the actual position and orientation of the projects are necessary.

The ICT will develop the appropriate fishing infrastructure with the support of  Prof. Dr.-Ing Heinz Frank (Electrical Engineering and Automation, Reinhold-Würth-Hochschule in Künzelsau / GER) and Prof. Dr. habil. Uwe Janoske (Flow Mechanics, Bergische Universität Wupperttal / GER) along with dedicated partners,  based on flow mechanics models.

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ViPOTCO – Transport of materials by throwing

About Lampros Fotiadis

Lampros Fotiadis MEng, MBA, was born in 1980 in Greece. His passion for engineering led him to receive his Engineer’s degree (MEng equivalent) from the Electrical and Computer Engineering school of the Aristotle University (Greece) in 2004. During his studies, he specialised in Electronics and Computer Engineering. In his diploma thesis, he simulated and implemented a multi-zone fuzzy-logic heating system using a real-time reconfigurable System-on-Chip. Pursuing a holistic approach to solving engineering problems, he successfully earned an MBA degree from the University of Macedonia (Greece) in 2006 and his master thesis examined the relation between European environmental policies and the European Energy market. He worked as an expert IT and Physical security consultant for more than 10 years and his expertise include system design and requirement analysis, system integration and product management. His recent areas of interests are Data Science, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving and Smart Grids. Since February 2017 he is working as project member at the Institute of Computer Technology in the Energy&IT Group, where he is especially contributing know-how as IT and physical security consultant in the areas of smart grids and industry 4.0.
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