A concept for ubiquitous robotics in industrial environment

Mikko Sallinen, Juhani Heilala, Sauli Kivikunnas

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Abstract

In this paper a concept for industrial ubiquitous robotics is presented. The concept combines two different approaches to manage agile, adaptable production: firstly the human operator is strongly in the production loop and secondly, the robot workcell will be more autonomous and smarter to manage production. This kind of autonomous robot cell can be called production island. Communication to the human operator working in this kind of smart industrial environment can be divided into two levels: body area communication and operator-infrastructure communication including devices, machines and infra. Body area communication can be supportive in two directions: data is recorded by means of measuring physical actions, such as hand movements, body gestures or supportive when it will provide information to user such as guides or manuals for operation. Body area communication can be carried out using short range communication technologies such as NFC (Near Field communication) which is RFID type of communication. In the operator-infrastructure communication, WLAN or Bluetooth -communication can be used. Beyond the current Human Machine interaction HMI systems, the presented system concept is designed to fulfill the requirements for hybrid, knowledge intensive manufacturing in the future, where humans and robots operate in close co-operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXV: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-6924-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXV: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 9 Sep 200710 Sep 2007

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE
Volume6764
ISSN0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXV: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period9/09/0710/09/07

Keywords

  • Human-robot co-operation
  • Short series production
  • Wireless communication

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