Robust production through embedded cognitive competences
The operation phase is the phase in which the robotic system is earning money, and each breakdown or malfunction etc. will result in the robot being less profitable or will even cause financial loss. Therefore, our second technical objective is to enable a robust operation of the robotic system. Robustness means that the robot is tolerant to variation and change and that the robotic system is able to work not only close to a predefined operating point but within a dynamic operating range.
To achieve an operating range where optimisation works, there is a need for embedded support for variations in materials, environmental conditions, tools etc. In other words, all operation uncertainties within the range have to be manageable, including situations in which application-level errors occur and are then gradually addressed.