Roman Froschauer

Roman Froschauer
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich | fh-ooe · School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences

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Introduction
Skill-based Progamming of flexible Automation Systems OPC UA Workflow-based Programming of human-robot interaction
Additional affiliations
March 2016 - present
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich
Position
  • Professor (Full)
May 2010 - February 2016
AlpinaTec Technical Products GmbH, Köstendorf, Austria
Position
  • Senior Software Architect
September 2008 - present
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Courses: Software Engineering, Database Engineering, PLC Programming, Safety Engineering, Informatics.
Education
October 2005 - April 2010
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Field of study
  • Applied Informatics
October 2001 - July 2005
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich
Field of study
  • Industrial Informatics

Publications

Publications (30)
Preprint
Industry 4.0 envisions Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPSs) to foster adaptive production of mass-customizable products. Manufacturing approaches based on capabilities and skills aim to support this adaptability by encapsulating machine functions and decoupling them from specific production processes. At the 2022 IEEE conference on Emerging Te...
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The increasing complexity of adapting established assembly processes to fast changing market demands is challenging European industry. Especially for highly individual products the automation of each assembly step is not feasible for both technical and economic reasons. Humans and machines have to work cooperatively in future factories. Like new pr...
Conference Paper
Current trends in the context of Industry 4.0 attempt to minimize production costs and increase productivity. Nowadays control systems consist of components from various manufacturers. Therefore, it must be possible to easily connect these components without any platform specific interface definitions or software implementations. A first approach i...
Conference Paper
Upcoming trends in manufacturing focus on flexible configuration of products up to lot-size one. This mass customization raises a need of flexible manufacturing and production systems that should react on fast changing market demands. As a result, it is getting more and more important to model all needed assets or skills in an user-oriented and con...
Conference Paper
In certain domains manual assembly of products is still a key success factor considering quality and flexibility. Especially when thinking of flexibility traditional, fully automated assembly using specialized robot stations is mostly not feasible for small lot sizes due to high costs for programming and mechanical adaptations. In the last years co...
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Modeling assembly and manufacturing tasks accomplished by machines (i.e., robots) using offline programming is quite common today. Considering lot-size-one products human work is still necessary, whereas human tasks are often not considered during the modeling and offline programming process. Therefore this work presents a generic approach, which p...
Conference Paper
Small lot sizes in modern manufacturing present new challenges for people doing manual assembly tasks. Assistance systems, including instruction systems and collaborative robots, can support the flexibility needed, while also reducing the number of errors. This session is designed to give participants a better understanding of the strengths and lim...
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Over the past decade, a clear trend toward distributed automation in industrial systems was observable. This means that applications are executed at heterogeneous control devices and communication networks. One of the main drivers of this development was the availability of cheap computing and communication resources. Moreover, a strong market dema...
Conference Paper
The configuration of communication networks is still an extensive part of the engineering process especially within heterogeneous and hybrid networks. Reducing the engineering time by an automatic configuration of the communication networks would not only save time and costs it would also allow the engineer to concentrate more on the design of the...
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ContextNumerous approaches are available for modeling product lines and their variability. However, the long-term impacts of model-based development on maintenance effort and model complexity can hardly be investigated due to a lack of empirical data. Conducting empirical research in product line engineering is difficult as companies are typically...
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Industrial automation and control systems are composed out of logically interconnected but physically separated software components. Subcomponents of such systems often require diverse communication links with different protocols and specific quality of service (QoS) constraints. These QoS requirements for communication have an important impact to...
Conference Paper
A key property of modern automation and control systems is the intensive cross-communication and interaction between system entities and their dynamically changing environment. The critical issue of such systems is real-time communication established with different communication networks and/or field buses. The requirements for communication have a...
Thesis
Beyond basic engineering the process of developing industrial automation systems needs to consider changes and evolution. Due to rapidly changing market situations, the initial stakeholder requirements regarding hardware and software are subject to continuous modification. Therefore, the system itself has to be adapted and reconfigured as quickly and...
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A key property of modern automation and control systems is the intensive crosscommunication and interaction between system entities and their dynamically changing environment. The critical issue of such systems is real-time communication established with different communication networks and/or field buses. The requirements for communication have an...
Conference Paper
State-of-the-art industrial automation and control systems lack of universal communication technologies in order to handle their increasing engineering complexity. In opposition to the automation and control domain, where different field bus technologies are competing, the automotive domain has identified similar problems, founded a corporate conso...
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Today's automation systems are increasingly composed of heterogeneous distributed components. The components of such systems communicate via different protocols and need to provide a pre-specified quality of service (QoS). For modeling such distributed applications new concepts like the standard IEC 61499 are available. But IEC 61499 does not suffi...
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Developers maintaining distributed control systems are facing significant problems when dealing with changing customer requirements during the development and operation of industrial production facilities. Research has so far largely focused on implementation-level engineering challenges. Model-driven approaches are seen as promising for dealing wi...
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The current trend towards component-based software architectures has also influenced the development of industrial automation systems (IAS). Despite many advances, the life-cycle management of large-scale, component-based IAS still remains a big challenge. The knowledge required for the maintenance and runtime reconfiguration is often tacit and rel...
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The complexity of automation and control systems is fast increasing in order to satisfy the arising needs of the manufacturing industry. The central exigencies for new production facilities are flexibility, adaptability and reconfigurability in combination with guarantees for downtime less operation. Additionally modern automation systems are suppo...
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Modern industrial automation systems are supposed to execute applications distributed across heterogeneous networks. Additionally the market has raised a demand for downtime less operation and change of automation and control for such systems. Consequently appropriate concepts for recovering and reconfiguring devices during full operation are neede...
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The complexity of automation and control systems is fast increasing in order to satisfy the arising needs of the manufacturing industry. The central exigencies for new production facilities are flexibility, adaptability and reconfigurability in combination with guarantees for downtime less operation. Additionally modern automation systems are suppo...

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Projects (4)
Archived project
The mission of the Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Automated Software Engineering is the research and development of concepts, methods, and tools for the automation of success-critical software engineering tasks.
Project
Providing assistance systems to support workers in modern manufacturing
Project
herefore, the main goal of the Human Centered Workplace 4 Industry project is to reduce this training effort by researching autonomously configurable, digital assistance systems which support the human workers during their daily work. These digital assistance system range from product-specific work instruction shown on a display, augmented reality solutions for training, up to collaborative robots. During the project the requirements arising from human assembly processes shall be gathered and transformed into a generic setup for a so called “human centered workplace”.