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An application of Cloud Robotics for enhancing the Flexibility of Robotic Cells at Factory Shop Floors

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6684-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6685-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1553-572X


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Period1/01/00 → …


The global market is susceptible to the variation of customer demands and, in turn, the competition among different stakeholders. Lack of resources on factory shop floors may result in many challenges for industries to address customers' needs. Therefore, the adaptation of production systems to ever-increasing demands is crucial for maintaining companies' competitivity. This article presents an approach for developing a flexible manufacturing system throughout the implementation of cloud robotics. The proposed solution employs cloud resources in order to incorporate new functionalities and capabilities in industrial robot cells. As a result, the system will be able to accommodate customized product variants without the need of process and system reconfiguration, at runtime.


  • Cloud computing, Service robots, Cameras, Robot vision systems, Industries, Cloud Robotics, Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Industry 4.0, Factory Automation

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland