This course will address the problem of how to design future automation systems in the Internet of Things era, when all sensors and actuators are connected to wired and wireless networks and equipped with own embedded micro-controllers (aka intelligent sensors/actuators). We will discuss motivations for designing automation systems in a distributed way in such application areas as advanced manufacturing or critical infrastructures. The main benefit of using such automation architecture is related to flexibility and adaptability requirements: it is easier to reconfigure a system that consists of intelligent building blocks in a plug and play way, than design and program new configuration. The main tool used in this course will be the emerging automation architecture of distributed function blocks. It will be presented in combination with a variety of modern computing technologies, such as human-computer interaction, model-based design and artificial intelligence. The course can also serve a starting point to motivate students taking more specialised postgraduate courses on particular topics.
Lecturers: Prof Valeriy Vyatkin, Dr Udayanto Atmojo
Course Assistants: Ms Polina Ovsiannikova, Mr Mikhail Koleshnikov, Mr Arash Azangoo, Mr Pranay Jhunjhunwala, Mr Tuojian Lyu
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