On Developing a Collaborative and Interoperable Mobile Production Platform for an Agile Factory: A Case Study

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This paper reports on the development of a ”mobile production platform” (MPP), which comprises a mobile robot with lifting capability and an ABB IRB14000 YuMI precision robot mounted on top of it. The MPP is capable of moving to different locations in the production space to perform production. Different programming languages and specification standards are used such as the graphical IEC 61499 language, Robot Operating System (ROS), and ABB’s Rapid language. To allow easy communication with other actors programmed in different languages on the factory floor, the MPP utilizes the well-known OPC UA, the communication standard defined by the Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0).


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet, ICII 2019
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 201912 Nov 2019


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet
Abbreviated titleICII
CountryUnited States
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