Intelligent Motion Control under Industry 4.E
IMOCO4.E targets to provide vertically distributed edge-to-cloud intelligence for machines, robots and other human-in-theloop cyber-physical systems having actively controlled moving elements. They face ever-growing requirements on long-term energy efficiency, size, motion speed, precision, adaptability, self-diagnostic, secure connectivity or new human-cognitive features. IMOCO4.E strives to perceive and understand complex machines and robots. The two main pillars of the project are digital twins and AI principles (machine/deep learning). These pillars build on the I-MECH reference framework and methodology, by adding new tools to layer 3 that delivers an intelligible view on the system, from the initial design throughout its entire life cycle. For effective employment, completely new demands are created on the Edge layers (Layer 1) of the motion control systems (including variable speed drives and smart sensors) which cannot be routinely handled via available commercial products. Based on this, the subsequent mission is to bring adequate edge intelligence into the Instrumentation and Control Layers, to analyse and process machine data at the appropriate levels of the feedback control loops and to synchronise the digital twins with either simulated or real-time physical world. At all levels, AI techniques are employable. Summing up, IMOCO4.E strives to deliver a reference platform consisting of AI and digital twin toolchains and a set of mating building blocks for resilient manufacturing applications. The optimal energy efficient performance and easy (re)configurability, traceability and cyber-security are crucial. The IMOCO4.E reference platform benefits will be directly verified in applications for semicon, packaging, industrial robotics and healthcare. Additionally, the project demonstrates the results in other generic “motion-control-centred” domains. The project outputs will affect the entire value chain of the production automation and application markets.
Total Eligible Budget
INL Eligible Budget
Type of action
RIA Research and Innovation action
Grant Agreement Id
ECSEL – Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership