Semantic modelling of hybrid controllers for robotic cells

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Abstract

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) play an important role for integration of hardware and software in industrial robot cells. In this paper we propose a semantic grounding of the Sequential Function Charts (SFC) notation for specification of PLC programs. Our semantic grounding is expressed in the OWL semantic language and forms part of our semantic robot framework, called KIF (Knowledge Integration Framework). KIF is a set of ontologies and associated tools to ensure interoperability between heterogeneous equipment making up a robot cell. We also present a tool set for manipulating SFC instances stored in RDF triple stores reachable through the RDF4J framework. The semantic grounding and tool set are evaluated in a teaching-by-demonstration experiment in a small parts assembly setup featuring a collaborative industrial robot, ABB YuMi, where the tool set is used to create and execute SFC descriptions on-the-fly based on data from human demonstrations.

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  • Robotics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intl Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
PublisherElsevier
Pages292-299
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - Modena, Italy
Duration: 2017 Jun 272017 Jun 30
Conference number: 27

Publication series

NameProcedia Manufacturing
PublisherElsevier
Volume11
ISSN (Electronic)2351-9789

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleFAIM
CountryItaly
CityModena
Period2017/06/272017/06/30

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