Oct 5 2017 - h. 10:00 - Meeting room of Santa Chiara Lab
Francesco Chinello, Martin Olsen, Konstantinos Koumaditis of Aarhus University, Department of Business Development and Technology (Herning, Denmark).
Francesco Chinello: "Enabling Technologies in !ndustry 4.0"
Abstract: Recent innovation and enabling technologies in smart systems allow the end-user to experience several sometimes important for company applications. Virtual Reality, Wearables, and Robotics are three different scenarios that are recently gaining attention which seems to be more and more connected together. All the entire scenarios take place in the new context regarding Industry 4.0 we are going to explore in this seminar. How Robotics, Wearables, and Virtual reality are affecting the production of the new manufacturing generation is still the open question that companies and scientist are trying to address in new century generation.
Martin. Olsen: "Logistics Operations and Computational Complexity"
Abstract: Current research within logistics operations and computational complexity will be presented. First, the problem of minimizing the space used for storing containers in a container terminal (or a container ship) will be considered. We mainly consider the problem of designing online algorithms that have to make decisions on where to store incoming containers without any information on future containers. This problem also appears in other contexts – for example when assigning tracks to trains at train stations. Secondly, we consider the “Pickup and Delivery”-problem where some objects have to be moved with a separate origin-destination pair for each object. The objective is to compute a plan for moving the objects such that the distance covered by the transportation vehicles is minimized. We look at the challenge of designing asymptotically optimal algorithms for this transportation problem.