Driggs-Campbell leads joint team for Adaptive, Resilient Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Networks (AR-CyMaN)


Miranda Holloway, Grainger College of Engineering

Katherine Rose Driggs-Campbell
Katherine Rose Driggs-Campbell

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Zhejiang University in Haining, China (ZJU) announced three new joint research center projects. Illinois ECE Assistant Professor Katherine Rose Driggs-Campbell is leading one of these new research projects as part of the Center on Adaptive, Resilient Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Networks.

This project is another piece of the extensive partnership between the two institutions. The goal of this collaborative research program is to initiate and expand the relationship between faculty from both colleges, especially those within engineering disciplines.

2020 projects focus on human health, flexible manufacturing, and sustainable development.

Adaptive, Resilient Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Networks (AR-CyMaN)

As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution, industry needs new capabilities, efficiencies, and flexibility in manufacturing by exploiting the connectivity, data access and analysis, and computer-driving automation made possible by modern cyber-infrastructure to make and execute timely, perceptive, data-supported manufacturing decisions.

This next generation of manufacturing infrastructure is essentially a cyber-physical system that integrates manufacturing resources with high-bandwidth communications and high-performance edge and endpoint computing.

The Center on Adaptive, Resilient Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Networks aims to define the science and technology for creating smart and highly flexible manufacturing networks. Researchers will focus on the interaction of autonomous hardware and storage to produce verifiably correct and safe behavior to achieve a common manufacturing; the collection, curation, storage and use of data on the current and past states and performance of the network/agents in evoking optimized behavior; the continuous analysis of the data to learn and train decision-making; on-the-fly adaptation to changing needs and detected errors or risks in order to ensure resilience.

The team is led by Driggs-Campbell with Placid Ferreira as the co-lead from mechanical science and engineering. Illinois team also includes; Narayana Aluru, mechanical science and engineering; William King, mechanical science and engineering, biomedical and translational biosciences, Carle Illinois College of Medicine; Klara Nahrstedt, computer science; Srinivas Salapaka, mechanical science and engineering;  and Chenhui Shao, mechanical science and engineering.

The team from ZJU includes; Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Hongwei Wang, Liangjing Yang, Huan Hu, Zhiqiang Ge; Hong Zhou.


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