Robotized Systems Design

Course Description

The concept and classification of robotic systems. System performance metrics. Throughput, cycle time and WIP. Little's law. Balancing the production line. Layout design. Basics of queuing theory and application to production systems. Task scheduling in robotized systems. Application of Johnson algorithm and Dijsktra algorithm to task scheduling. Time windows method. Just in time production. Examples of robotized systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the classification of robotized systems
  2. Analyze the performance of robotized systems
  3. Apply the methods for balancing of production lines
  4. Apply modeling method using queuing theory
  5. Apply job scheduling algorithms
  6. Apply methods of clustering jobs into workstations

Forms of Teaching



Week by Week Schedule

  1. Warehouses, Automated Guided Vehicles, Flexible manufacturing systems
  2. Throughput, Production rate, Work-in-process
  3. Work cells and stations, Flexible manufacturing systems
  4. Basic concepts
  5. The Erlang model, M/M/1 and M/M/c queue
  6. The GI/G/1 queue, The GI/G/c queue
  7. Network of queueing systems
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Time windows
  10. Johnson's algorithm
  11. Banker's algorithm
  12. Dijkstra algorithm
  13. Shifting bottleneck heuristic
  14. Just-in-time production, Kanban strategy
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER3-EN] Control Systems and Robotics - profile
Elective courses of the profile (3. semester)


(.), G. L. Curry and R. M. Feldman, “Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis” , Springer, 2011.,
(.), W. J. Hopp, M. L. Spearman: “Factory Physics”, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2000. ,
(.), K. Baker, D.Triesch: Principles of Sequencing and Scheduling 2009. Wiley.,

For students


ID 223124
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
8 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory