Artificial Intelligence for multi-robot systems
Prodrive technologies is a developer and manufacturer of world-class electronics. It comprises over 1300 employees and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Our organization is based on two groups: Development and Operations. The Development department is oriented at developing first-rate electronic, mechanic and software solutions. The operations department is responsible for production, assembly, testing and life-cycle-management of electronic products and systems in the range of 1 to more than a million pieces per year.
Recently, Prodrive has developed AGVs to support factory logistic automation. AGVs are vehicles which autonomously transport goods (e.g. boxes with materials). AGVs are used within a production and warehouse environment for logistic purposes (i.e. goods flow). Our first prototypes are already operating in our production facilities. Currently we are improving these prototypes to market-ready products.
Imagine factories with hundreds of mobile robots driving around 24/7, handling internal logistics to keep the factories running at maximum capacity. A lot of data about the robots and the environment is gathered and could be used to improve, for example, path planning and task scheduling methods, or give rise to entirely new methods. Anticipating large numbers of mobile robots in our own factories and elsewhere, we want to capitalise on the availability of this data by using machine learning models to control our mobile robots.
Develop and train machine learning models and test their effectiveness on a fleet of Prodrive AGVs.
- Literature study on the current state-of-the-art of control for multi-robot systems with machine learning techniques.
- Development and training of machine learning models
- Test and validation of chosen models in simulations and on a fleet of Prodrive AGVs
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Benefits as a student
Next to the benefits which are true for every Prodriver that are listed below, some special benefits must be highlighted for students. First of all you will be treated as a real Prodriver. Your opinion and ideas will be heard and treated as full. Next to this you will get the chance to work with colleagues with a very high level of knowledge in their field and get the chance to use our world class lab and production facilities for your graduation assignment.
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