From traditional to electronics manufacturing, many
companies are eager to introduce robots to lower labor
demand which may drastically shift based on orders. With
a production line requiring tens to hundreds of workers
for daily operations, manufactures see automated
production and man-machine collaboration as ways to
secure productivity and to increase production efficiency.
A robotic production line involves aspects more than
robots. Issues like system integration, machine-tomachine
communication, and information integration
must be thoroughly considered to equip a robotic
production line with capabilities of actuation controls,
sensing, data processing, and operational intelligence as
much as smart manufacturing based on IoT, smart robots
and cyber-physical systems, and big data technologies.