ReconCell aims at designing and implementing a new kind of an autonomous robot workcell (see Figure), which will be attractive not only for large production lines but also for few-of-a-kind production, which often takes place in SMEs. The proposed workcell is based on novel ICT technologies for programming, monitoring and executing assembly operations in an autonomous way. It can be nearly automatically reconfigured to execute new assembly tasks efficiently, precisely, and economically with a minimum amount of human intervention. This approach is backed up by a rigorous business-case analysis which shows that the ReconCell system is economically viable also for SMEs.
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; University of Göttingen, Germany; Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark; New Factory Ltd, Finland; ELVEZ d.o.o., Slovenia; UAB Precizika Metal; Lithuania; LOGICDATA Electronic & Software GmbH, Germany