Concept for Modeling and Usage of Functionally Described Capabilities and Skills

William Motsch, Kirill Dorofeev, Kathrin Gerber, Sönke Knoch, Alexander David, Martin Ruskowski

In: 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) IEEE 9/2021.


Functionally described capabilities play an important role in the virtualization of manufacturing and the resource-specific realization with the skill-based approach. The importance of this modeling can be seen in a formalization of production capabilities for a holistic usage in a workflow from product orders towards manufacturing on the shop floor. This paper presents a concept for modeling and usage of functionally described capabilities along this workflow with combined modeling approaches. Therefore, the formalism and the setup of product requirements, functionally described capabilities, Petri Net Plans for creation of resource-specific process sequences, and at least their execution with skills are considered. The application and validation of this concept on a virtualized demonstrator example is shown. The achieved results for a given application from a product order towards its simulated manufacturing are presented.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence