Our paper titled “Resource-Constrained Scheduling for Multi-Robot Cooperative Three-Dimensional Printing” is now published on the July issue of Journal of Mechanical Design – a Special Issue on Design Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0. The preprint can be downloaded HERE.
Quoted from the Guest Editorial of this special issue “The coordination of autonomous resources within a smart manufacturing enterprise is an important enabler for Industry 4.0. Decentralized cooperative manufacturing for 3D printing results in increased throughput and efficiency but poses new coordination challenges. To address these challenges, Poudel et al. presented a method for scheduling multi-robot cooperative 3D printing in their paper titled “Resource-Constrained Scheduling for Multi-Robot Cooperative Three-Dimensional Printing.” The authors demonstrated the algorithms using different geometrical shapes.”