Title: Coordinated Conveying
Speaker: Dr. Shivakumar Sastry
Venue & Time : MMCR, fisrt floor Electrical Engineering department, 28th June 2019 at 4:00 PM.
We present a well-structured, mixed-criticality, system that exhibits rich spatio-temporal behaviors that arise from the interactions of mobile conveying units. The system-level objective is for the collection of decentralized, autonomous, mobile units to transport entities from some input port to an output port when each entity has its own destination, deadline and Quality of Service constraints. Entities move by riding on the mobile units and transfer from one unit to another when two units rendezvous. We propose a systematic approach to transform the spatio-temporal patterns of interactions to a graph from which
we can obtain the shortest paths that can help to address the system objective. In the future, such systems can be used to investigate a variety of intelligent, embedded, mechatronic systems issues. This system can also be integrated with other models for processes and systems to investigate some of the challenges envisaged in Industry 4.0.
Dr. Shivakumar Sastry (Alumni, EE, IISc, MSc Engineering, 1987) is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Akron. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and Science from Case Western Reserve University and holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science from University of Central Florida and in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science. His research interests are in Networked Embedded Systems, Real-time systems, Graph algorithms and Network Analysis. Prior to joining Akron, he was a Senior Research Scientist with Rockwell Automation. He is currently also serving as the Director of Strategic Initiatives.