Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Distributed Reconfigurable Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois Knoll and Dr. Alois Zoitl
Semester SS 2014
Language English
Location 02.07.23


The lecture covers distributed reconfigurable industrial automation and control systems which are becoming increasingly important in the course of the current reorganization of production away from mass products towards individualized products. Current requirements of production automation are depicted, compared with the current approaches and motivates the need for distributed approaches. Subsequently distributed approaches and their implementation in production automation are explained and deepened and illustrated using practical examples. The importance of dynamic reconfiguration (changes carried out during operation) is motivated and its implementation explained.


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