Special Issue "Tools and Algorithms for Industrial System Production and Operation Management"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Digital and Other Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 298

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ammar Al-Jodah
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Guest Editor
School of Physics, Maths and Computing, Physics, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6907, Australia
Interests: control systems; sensing; precision engineering; robotics
Prof. Dr. Amjad J. Humaidi
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Guest Editor
Department of Control and Systems Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad 10001, Iraq
Interests: control theory; nonlinear control; robotic
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Industry 4.0 revolution took production systems and processes to a whole new era in the digital world. The integration of modern algorithms and tools in these cyberphysical systems allowed for exponential growth in production to meet market demands. Automating tasks, optimizing processes, and using novel machine learning techniques and algorithms will introduce significant progress in Industry 4.0. The ease of acquiring, transferring, and processing data either locally or in the cloud has opened a wide range of opportunities to employ affordable yet effective digital tools in the manufacturing field. However, this brings a plethora of research questions and problems that require cutting-edge solutions in engineering, computer science, management, and many other fields.

In this Special Issue, we invite articles focused on research regarding the latest tools, algorithms, and operation management approaches that can be used to improve production systems. This Special Issue will focus on publishing original research works on the application of optimization algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence toward improving industrial systems. Furthermore, it is concerned with new tools in operation management for automating/optimizing tasks, systems, and processes. The aim of this Special Issue is to report the state of the art on relevant research topics and highlight the barriers, challenges, and opportunities we are facing in this field. It also welcomes studies that stimulate research discussion on moving toward a particular industrial sector.

Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Optimization algorithms for industrial system production;
  • Machine learning applications for industrial systems and devices;
  • Artificial intelligence in a production environment;
  • Automation and cyberphysical systems;
  • Novel control methods and algorithms for industrial systems and robotics;
  • Applications of advanced algorithms toward improving production processes;
  • New tools in precision industrial systems;
  • Sensing techniques, methods, and algorithms for industrial systems;
  • Operations management tools for production.

Dr. Ammar Al-Jodah
Prof. Dr. Amjad J. Humaidi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • machine learning
  • optimization
  • automation
  • operation management

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Posture and Map Restoration in SLAM Using Trajectory Information
Processes 2022, 10(8), 1433; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr10081433 - 22 Jul 2022
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SLAM algorithms generally use the last system posture to estimate its current posture. Errors in the previous estimations can build up and cause significant drift accumulation. This accumulation of error leads to the bias of choosing accuracy over robustness. On the contrary, sensors [...] Read more.
SLAM algorithms generally use the last system posture to estimate its current posture. Errors in the previous estimations can build up and cause significant drift accumulation. This accumulation of error leads to the bias of choosing accuracy over robustness. On the contrary, sensors like GPS do not accumulate errors. But the noise distribution in the readings makes it difficult to apply in high-frequency SLAM systems. This paper presents an approach which uses the advantage of both tightly-coupled SLAM systems and highly robust absolute positioning systems to improve the robustness and accuracy of a SLAM process. The proposed method uses a spare reference trajectory frame to measure the trajectory of the targeted robotic system and use it to recover the system posture during the mapping process. This helps the robotic system to reduce its accumulated error and able the system to recover from major mapping failures. While the correction process happens whenever a gap is detected between the two trajectories, the external frame does not have to be always available. The correction process is only triggered when the spare trajectory sensors can communicate. Thus, it reduces the needed computational power and complexity. To further evaluate the proposed method, the algorithm was assessed in two field tests and a public dataset. We have demonstrated that the proposed algorithm has the ability to be adapted into different SLAM approaches with various map representations. To share our findings, the software constructed for this project is open-sourced on Github. Full article
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