single-rb.php

JRM Vol.10 No.6 pp. 538-541
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1998.p0538
(1998)

Paper:

Unattended Production Based on Cooperation between Offline and Online Robots

Hong-Zhi Yang*, Kazuo Yamafuji*, Kouichiro Arita** and Naoki Ohara***

*Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

**Production System Business Center, Sony Corporation, 6-7-35 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0001, Japan

***Human Technology Department, Advanced Technology Research Division, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., 2500 Shingai, lwata, Shizuoka, 438-8501, Japan

Received:
June 30, 1998
Accepted:
October 23, 1998
Published:
December 20, 1998
Keywords:
Unmanned robotic production, Online robot, Offline robot, Fault recovery
Abstract

To cope with labor shortages due to low birth rates in the 21st century, and create friendlier production systems, we propose a robot system assisting production in flexible manufacturing environments, where offline robots replace or reduce human labor on the shop floor. Offline robots conduct aid or service tasks for online robots operating on production lines or sites. We analyze conventional automatic production systems using robots, propose a robotic production concept using two types of robots, present ways to implement the proposed concept and technical results, and discuss fault recovery using offline robots and peripheral technology.

Cite this article as:
Hong-Zhi Yang, Kazuo Yamafuji, Kouichiro Arita, and Naoki Ohara, “Unattended Production Based on Cooperation between Offline and Online Robots,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.10, No.6, pp. 538-541, 1998.
Data files:

*This site is desgined based on HTML5 and CSS3 for modern browsers, e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.

Last updated on Mar. 05, 2021