How to optimize robots' energy use? Slow 'em down

By Phys.org

Aug 25, 2015

By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent – while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm that was developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology.

"We simply let the robot move slower instead of waiting for other robots and machines to catch up before carrying out the next sequence," a Chalmers professor who initiated the research says.

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