Automation isles for the future (TUAUSA)

Sauli Kivikunnas, Timo Salmi, Topi Pulkkinen, Mikko Sallinen

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We present a concept for short-series production using industrial robots and advanced control systems and illustrate the operation in the pilot case. We call and define this system as ‘isles of automation’. The concept is beyond the current robot work cells by the properties of flexibility, reconfigurability, context awareness and programmability. In the concept, modules are defined for programming, sensing, material handling and flow as well as communication. The overall architecture defines how these modules work together.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduction matters
Subtitle of host publicationVTT in global trends
EditorsKai Häkkinen
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7860-3
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7859-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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