Intelligent Motion Control under Industry 4.E

Project: EU project

Project Details


The IMOCO4.E target is to provide vertically distributed edge-to-cloud intelligence for machines, robots and other human-in-the-loop 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 this project are digital twins and AI principles (machine learnging/deep learning).

These pillars build on the IMECH reference framework and methodology, by adding new tools layers that delivers an intelligible view on the system, from the initial design throughout its entire life cycle. For effective employment, completely new demans are created on the Edge layers of the motion control systems (including variable speed drives and smart sensors) which cannot be routinely handled via available commercial products.

On the ground of this, the subsequent mission of this project 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 the simulated or the 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 semiconductor, packaging, industrial robotics and healthcare. The project outputs will affect the entire value chain of the production automation and application markets.
Effective start/end date1/09/2131/08/24

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-ECSEL-2020-2-RIA-two-stage
  • Artificial intelligence
  • intelligent systems
  • multi agent systems


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