Developing a cyber-physical system for hybrid manufacturing in an internet-of-things context

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This chapter describes design and development of the HORSE system for processoriented hybrid manufacturing that seamlessly integrates human and robotics actors in vertical manufacturing cells that are horizontally coupled in end-to-end manufacturing processes. The HORSE system supports advanced dynamic actor allocation to work cells, direct robot control and human actor instruction, closedloop local event processing, and near-real-time global event processing. The system handles abstract process definitions and status information on the one hand and directly interfaces to industrial sensors and actuators on the other hand, making it a system with a strong cyber-physical character. The physical side of the system is deployed in an internet-of-things context, where the things are the industrial robots controlled by the HORSE system, the sensors feeding data to the system, and the products being manufactured in the industrial process managed by the system. The system will be deployed in real-world, industrial pilot scenarios in a European Horizon 2020 project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtocols and applications for the industrial internet of things
EditorsChristian Gonzalez Garcia, Vicente Garcia-Diaz, B. Cristina Pelayo Garcia-Bustelo, Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781522538066
ISBN (Print)9781522538059
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyberphysical System
  • Hybrid Manufacturing


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