SEMINAR Towards the development of a Maintenance Robot: Mathematical Modelling of Imperfect Repair
PRESENTER Prof. Phil Scarf WHERE SMART 6.209 DATE Wednesday 16th of March 2016 TIME 12.30 -13.30
ABSTRACT For "maintenance robot" think software tool with autonomous capability rather than Marvin the paranoid android with a spanner. But imagine the system that will organize your maintenance requirements analysis (MRA), including spare parts inventory planning, create maintenance work-orders, roster maintenance personnel, liaise with operations, record maintenance data, analyse said data, update the MRA. This talk will consider some challenges associated with development of such a system, not least in relation to the modelling of imperfect repair, rate-state interactions, and dynamic replacement scheduling based on lifetime prognosis
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Phil Scarf is Professor of Applied Statistics and Associate Dean for Research at Salford Business School, UK. He has interests in the application of Statistics and Operational Research in reliability and maintenance, manufacturing informatics, autonomous systems, corrosion science, and sport. He organizes conferences on Maintenance Modelling (http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/mimar9.cfm.html) and Mathematics in Sport (www.mathsportinternational.comhttp://www.mathsportinternational.com). He has advised the FA Premier League regarding football player rating, having developed the EA Sports Player Performance Index (http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/ea-sports-player-performance-index.html) with Ian McHale, and has held EPSRC grants relating to development of optimum strategy in track cycling (EP/F005792/1), modelling of the training process (EP/F006136/1), Bayesian calculations in maintenance modelling (GR/L92716), and condition based maintenance of production plant (GR/L20801). He was co-investigator on the EPRSC project "HEAD: Holistic evidence and design (HEAD): sensory impacts, practical outcomes"(EP/J015709/1). He is currently a co-investigator on the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN: "SMART-E: Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training - Europe" (EUR3.9m, 2013-17) and supervising an early-stage researcher in "Mathematical modelling for a self-healing robotic cell (maintenance robot)": http://www.smart-e-mariecurie.eu/. He is editor-in-chief of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics.
Following the seminar, you are all welcome to join Prof. Phil Scarf for lunch and further discussion which will be held in 8.114 at 13.30pm. ?
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