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Relefors, J., Momeni, M., Pettersson, L., Hellström, E., Thunell, A., Papadopoulos, A. & Nolte, T. (2019). Towards Automated Installation of Reinforcement Using Industrial Robots. In: IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA: . Paper presented at 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2019, 10 September 2019 through 13 September 2019 (pp. 1595-1598). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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2019 (English)In: IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2019, p. 1595-1598Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The construction industry is today among the least automated industries with a long tradition of utilizing manual labour. Despite the potential benefits of automation, only a few examples of using robots to automate (parts of) construction have been presented over the past years. In this paper we present our ongoing work towards automated installation of reinforcement, a traditionally very heavy and labour intensive work. We use industrial robots and we discuss the potential benefits and challenges of such robotic automation in construction. Our overall goal is to achieve a fully automated robotic solution for flexible serial production of custom made non-identical reinforcement cages. In the paper we highlight and analyse the main challenges that must be addressed in order to reach a functioning and efficient solution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019
Keywords
Construction industry, Factory automation, Reinforcement, Robotics, Automated industry, Fully automated, Labour-intensive, Non-identical, Potential benefits, Robotic automation, Robotic solutions, Serial production, Industrial robots
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46535 (URN)10.1109/ETFA.2019.8869343 (DOI)2-s2.0-85074194750 (Scopus ID)9781728103037 (ISBN)
Conference
24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2019, 10 September 2019 through 13 September 2019
Available from: 2019-12-17 Created: 2019-12-17 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Granlund, A., Friedler, N., Jackson, M., Hellström, E. & Carnbo, L. (2012). The concept of Lean Automation - a pilot installation. In: The 5th International Swedish Production Symposium SPS'12. Paper presented at The 5th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS'12, 6th-8th of November, 2012, Linköping, Sweden.
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2012 (English)In: The 5th International Swedish Production Symposium SPS'12, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17450 (URN)
Conference
The 5th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS'12, 6th-8th of November, 2012, Linköping, Sweden
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved
Jackson, M., Hedelind, M., Hellström, E., Granlund, A. & Friedler, N. (2011). Lean Automation: Requirements and Solutions for Efficient use of Robot Automation in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry. International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, 3(2), 36-43
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2011 (English)In: International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, ISSN 2152-4165, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 36-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globalization, demographic changes, and environmental challenges put a strong pressure on European manufacturing industry and increase demands on resource efficiency, sustainable manufacturing, innovative products and individualized products. Today, Swedish manufacturing in mature traditional sectors is increasingly migrating to low-wage countries such as China and India. There is a strong need for the manufacturing industry in Sweden to enhance the ability to develop and manufacture products competitively. One way could be through an increased level of automation and increased use of industrial robotics. However, robot automation investments are in many cases, regarded as too expensive and too technically advanced, especially within small and medium sized enterprises. The objective of this paper is to investigate requirements as well as possible solutions for efficient use of robot automation in the Swedish manufacturing industry. Results from two research projects are presented. In the first project, requirements on automation solutions within small and medium sized manufacturing companies have been analyzed. The second project has investigated and developed possible solutions for increased reconfigurability of robotic systems enabling production of different products and simple configuration to handle future product variants without large additional investments. 

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-23425 (URN)
Projects
Xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2013-12-11 Created: 2013-12-11 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Jackson, M., Hedelind, M. & Hellström, E. (2009). Robot Automation in a Lean Manufacturing System. In: Proceedings of CARV International Conference on Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production: . Paper presented at CARV 2009 International Conference on Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production.
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2009 (English)In: Proceedings of CARV International Conference on Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9185 (URN)
Conference
CARV 2009 International Conference on Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production
Projects
xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2017-03-06Bibliographically approved
Hedelind, M., Hellström, E. & Jackson, M. (2008). Robotics for SME´s – Investigating a Mobile, Flexible, and Reconfigurable Robot Solution. In: 39th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2008: . Paper presented at 39th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2008; Seoul; South Korea; 15 October 2008 through 17 October 2008 (pp. 56-61).
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2008 (English)In: 39th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2008, 2008, p. 56-61Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today’s  business  environment  is  dominated  by  change and  uncertainty,  and  success  within  manufacturing  is becoming  more  and  more  difficult  to  sustain.  Also,  many European  manufacturing  companies  experience  low availability  of  human  resources  and  recruitment  problems. One way to handle this challenge and improve a company’s efficiency  could  be  to  invest  in  automation  and  industrial robotics.  However,  robot  automation  investments  are  in many  cases  still  too  difficult  and  too  technically  advanced especially  for small and medium sized enterprises. There  is need  for automated systems with an acceptable  investment, high  efficiency,  high  adaptability,  and with  such  flexibility that  it may produce  several different products  and  adapt  to future product variants without large additional investments. Thus,  the  concepts  of  flexibility  and  reconfigurability  are becoming  increasingly  important  within  manufacturing systems and robotic work stations. The objective of  this paper  is  to  investigate  the need  for flexible  and  reconfigurable  industrial  robot  systems  and  to present  some  possible  solutions  for  how  the  concept  of mobile  industrial  robotics  can  be  applied  within  industry, and  specifically  at  small  and  medium  sized  enterprises (SMEs). A conceptual solution for a mobile  industrial robot will be presented and evaluated in terms of applicability for a manufacturing SME. The  result  of  this  evaluation  is  that the concept of mobile  industrial robotics may be an enabler for  SMEs  to  overcome  the  barrier  to  invest  in  industrial robotics. However,  several  technical  developments  have  to be  accomplished  to  open  up  the  market  for  this  type  of solutions, and the common attitude of the SME would have to  be  changed  to  become  more  receptive  to  this  type  of highly  technological  solution,  i.e.  the perceived complexity of the highly complex system has to be low.  

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-1627 (URN)2-s2.0-84876748715 (Scopus ID)
Conference
39th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2008; Seoul; South Korea; 15 October 2008 through 17 October 2008
Projects
xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2008-11-10 Created: 2008-11-10 Last updated: 2013-12-04Bibliographically approved
Hedelind, M. & Hellström, E. (2007). Programming of reconfigurable robotic working cells. In: : . Paper presented at Fourth IFAC Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics, 2007, Sibiu, Romania.
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2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Computer Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9315 (URN)
Conference
Fourth IFAC Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics, 2007, Sibiu, Romania
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2017-04-07Bibliographically approved
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