marion

Mobile autonomous, cooperative robots in complex value chains

Source: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
Source: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
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Project leader:
Dr. rer. nat. Ronny Hartanto
 
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The marion project aims to automate the working processes in the intra-logistics and agriculture areas through the collaboration of autonomous vehicles. It focuses on enabling motion and process planning for mobile machines and groups of machines. Intelligent assistant systems that autonomously perform tasks and support the human users involved in those processes will be implemented.

Duration: 01.08.2010 till 30.11.2013
Donee: DFKI GmbH
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Grant number: This research and development project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and supervised by the project management agency for multimedia, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, grant no. 01MA10027
Partner: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH (Konsortialführer), STILL GmbH, Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH (C-LAB)
Application Field: Logistics, Production and Consumer
Agricultural Robotics

Project details

Cooperative threshing with several machines. (Source: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH)
Source: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH

The marion project aims to automate the working processes in the intra-logistics and agriculture areas through the collaboration of autonomous vehicles.

Many industries have to continuously increase their productivity due to competitive environments. The dependencies within the supply chains thus become stronger and the participants are more interconnected with each other. Increasing the efficiency through machines provides only limited improvement to overall productivity. Of greater importance is the implementation of intelligent management of the supply chain which takes into account the specific capabilities of the machines and their mobility, especially in dynamic environments. Business process automation and robotization are often considered as to be one and the same because robots are not only technological solutions but are deeply engaged in the process organization.

In the marion project, the automation will be realized through intelligent assistant systems that perform the processes autonomously and support the people involved in those processes. The implementations will be carried out within two application areas; intralogistics transport systems in the subproject "Intralogistic automated load and unload from trailer train" (STILL) and agriculture in the subproject "Infield-transport logistic autonomous agricultural machines" (CLAAS).

The modelling of the working process and the realizations of its functionalities in logistic and agriculture areas will be conducted in the subproject "Modelling and architecture for autonomous systems" (Siemens). In addition, this subproject is responsible for the IT architecture and business models for later recovery. marion focuses on the motion and process planning for mobile machines and groups of machines. A partial result is a planning system that dynamically takes into account the present situation in its generated plan. This includes recognizing the necessity for re-planning and automatically generating such a plan. Appropriate processes should be carried out automatically by the system, while other processes are presented to the operator in the context-specific information to assist operator decisions. The planning system will be developed in the subproject "Automated dynamic planning system for transport logistic and working processes" (DFKI).

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Projekt marion

Ergebnisse des marion Projekts: Kooperative Roboter in der Intralogistik und Landwirtschaft.

FM-X loading tires to various kinds of shelves. (Source: STILL GmbH)
Source: STILL GmbH
Source: STILL GmbH

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