Spyros Koukas

Spyros Koukas

Electrical and Computer Ms Engineer , MBA

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September 2011 - present
INTRASOFT International SA
Position
  • Developer
Education
January 2009 - September 2011
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • Technoeconomics
September 2003 - September 2008
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Publications (20)
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Industry 4.0 is pushing forward the need for symbiotic interactions between physical and virtual entities of production environments to realize increasingly flexible and customizable production processes. This holds especially for human–robot collaboration in manufacturing, which needs continuous interaction between humans and robots. The coexisten...
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While robots have very well proven their flexibility and efficiency in mass production and are recognized as the production resource of the future, their adoption in lower volume, diverse environment is heavily constrained. The main reason for this is the high integration and deployment complexity that overshadows the performance benefits of this t...
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Over the last decades, a significant effort has been allocated by the research community towards improving robot capabilities. These emerged robot cognitive and perception abilities have been driving the swift of production paradigm from rigid automation systems to hybrid and collaborative working environments. Nevertheless, the adoption of robots...
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This paper presents an Augmented Reality (AR) application that aims to facilitate the operator’s work in an industrial, human-robot collaboration environment with mobile robots. In such a flexible environment, with robots and humans working and moving in the same area, the ease of communication between the two sides is critical and prerequisite. Th...
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This paper discusses the challenges in the collaboration between human operators and industrial robots for assembly operations focusing on safety and simplified interaction. A case study is presented, involving perception technologies for the robot in conjunction with wearable devices used by the operator. In terms of robot perception, a manual gui...
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This paper presents the implementation of a robotic system for advanced human robot collaboration assembly and discusses all the technological approach that has been implemented for facilitating the interaction and support of human operators. Unlike current industrial practice where the assembly is performed by operators, the proposed approach aims...
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This paper presents the design and prototype implementation of a service-based control system responsible for the material supply operations planning and coordination in assembly lines. The material supply processes are carried out by autonomous mobile units that are responsible for the transportation of the consumables from the warehouse to the pr...
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This paper presents the architecture and the development details of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that supports the lifecycle of IPSSs (Industrial Product-Service Systems). The proposed framework supports the definition, commissioning and operation phases of services in IPSS. The framework utilizes an IIoT system architecture tha...
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This paper presents a tool for supporting operators in shared industrial workplaces where humans and robots coexist. The tool has been developed in the form of software application for wearable devices, such as smartwatches, and provides functionalities for direct interaction with the robot. Interfaces to audio commands, manual guidance application...
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To save time and cost in development process of new customized product-service systems, engineers need methodological guidelines and generic knowledge that help constructing specific solutions for new customers’ requirements and business opportunities. Despite the specific character of every PSS due to several customization issues, many characteris...
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In product-oriented Industrial Product Service Systems (IPSSs) the customers benefit from the combination of a product which offers some functionalities and a set of services. IPSS supports the provision of services which can be offered by the product manufacturer. The services can offer a wide range of functionalities that can range from ensuring...
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The Human Robot Collaborative (HRC) workplace design and the automatic task allocation can significantly decrease the time of a new set-up or a cell's reconfiguration. This paper proposes a method for an HRC workplace layout generation and the preliminary assignment of human and robot tasks. A decision making framework is proposed in order for the...
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This paper presents the design and prototype implementation of a service based control system responsible for the material supply operations in assembly lines. Mobile Assistant Units (MAUs) are responsible for the transportation of the consumables from the warehouses to the production stations. A service oriented, web based software has been develo...
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This paper presents the design and implementation of an augmented reality (AR) tool in aid of operators being in a hybrid, human and robot collaborative industrial environment. The system aims to provide production and process related information as well as to enhance the operators’ immersion in the safety mechanisms, dictated by the collaborative...
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The dynamic manufacturing networks (DMNs) offer a modern approach to managing risks and increasing benefits in the manufacturing sector. The DMNs offer a solution to rapidly and efficiently designing and operating a new manufacturing network, or to reconfiguring an existing one, in order for specific objectives in each situation to be accomplished....
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An increasingly common phenomenon in the modern competitive market is the design and formation of temporary consortia in order to address emerging market demands. The Dynamic Manufacturing Networks (DMNs) reflect temporal to permanent alliances, comprising engineering and manufacturing firms that collaborate to accommodate these demands. In this st...
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The bacterial foraging optimization (BFO) algorithm is a popular stochastic, population-based optimization technique that can be applied to a wide range of problems. Two are the major issues the BFO algorithm is confronted with: first, the foraging mechanism of BFO might in some cases induce the attraction of bacteria gathered near the global optim...

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Projects (8)
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The vision of ODIN is to demonstrate that novel robot-based production systems are not only technically feasible but also efficient and sustainable for immediate introduction at the shopfloor. Project site: http://www.odin-h2020.eu/home-5
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Productive4.0 will furnish companies with fundamental tools necessary for the digital transformation. It focuses on a digitalized production applicable to all kinds of products. The results such as IoT components modeling and simulation methods as well as tool chains for cross-lifecycle and cross-domain digitalization are suitable means for linking all stages of a product lifecycle in a sustainable way.
Archived project
The project targets the development and delivery of a novel comprehensive methodology and the respective platform for effective end-to-end management of dynamic manufacturing networks in an innovative plug and produce approach, and aims at supporting the emergence of a powerful new production model, based on community, collaboration, self-organization and openness rather than on hierarchy and centralized control. More information: https://portal.effra.eu/project/969