Ubiquitous manufacturing system based on cloud: a robotics application

Xi Vincent Wang, Abdullah Mohammed, Lihui Wang

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Modern manufacturing industry calls for a new generation of production system with better interoperability and new business models. As a novel information technology, Cloud provides new service models and business opportunities for manufacturing industry. In this research, recent Cloud manufacturing and Cloud robotics approaches are reviewed. Function block-based integration mechanisms are developed to integrate various types of manufacturing facilities. A Cloud-based manufacturing system is developed to support ubiquitous manufacturing, which provides a service pool maintaining physical facilities in terms of manufacturing services. The proposed framework and mechanisms are evaluated by both machining and robotics applications. In practice, it is possible to establish an integrated manufacturing environment across multiple levels with the support of manufacturing Cloud and function blocks. It provides a flexible architecture as well as ubiquitous and integrated methodologies for the Cloud manufacturing system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Early online date5 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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