891341 Processing systems

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Bleicher, Friedrich
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Fundamentals of the philosophy of technology. Product as the materialisation of an idea. Evolution of the production systems. Development line: classic manufacturing systems - flexible manufactruing systems - intelligent manufacturing systems.Development line of product design. Intelligent manufacturing sastems - components, architecture and data flow, system operations. Flexible machining and assembly systems. Process planning for flexible assembly systems. Design of products for automated assembly. Design of parts for automated assembly. Learning and machine learning. Scheduling: philosophy, strategies, models and algorithms. Knowledge - based system. Introduction to Artificial Life. Main characteristics of life (Pattern in spacetime; Self-production; Information storage of a selfrepresentation; A metabolism; Functional interactions with the environment; Interdependence of parts; Stability under perturbations; The ability to evolve.) biological inspired Manufacturing Systems. Self-organisation. Theprinciple concepts of ALife which are applicable to the enineering field. ALife and automatic evolution of complexity, self-organization. Emergence of intelligence withoutexplicit design. ALife and next (r)evolution of engineering. Emergent processes, and a dynamic embodiment with the environment.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The main aim of this course is to give one overview of actual development of production systems. Basic idea and concepts of intelligent manufacturing systems and next generation production systems
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