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Path planning control using high abstraction level environment model and industrial taskoriented knowledge

  • Léoty, Florent
  • Fillatreau, Philippe
  • Archimède, Bernard
Publication Date
Jul 07, 2021
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In order to face an increasing economic competition, industrial manufacturers wish to reduce the time and cost of product development. Furthermore, up-to-date products are more and more integrated, and must be assembled, disassembled or maintained under potentially very strong geometric constraints. In the context of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are therefore expressing the desire to validate all the tasks related to their products lifecycles, from design stage on, by simulation using a digital mock-up, and before building the physical prototypes. A key issue is then to find a trajectory, a movement, to show the feasibility of the simulated scenarios. Automatic path planning algorithms, developed by the robotics community from the 1980s on, have been widely used for this purpose. In this paper, we intend to improve the relevance of the trajectories proposed by such algorithms and the associated computation times. To do so, we consider: a) the use of path planning algorithms or of combinations of these; b) the involvement for the environment modelling of data with a higher abstraction level than the purely geometric data traditionally used; and c) the representation of the knowledge related to the task to be performed by using ontologies. The approaches developed and associated improvements of the state of the art are validated experimentally through the simulation of highly geometrically constrained manipulation tasks.

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