• OpenAccess
  • Application of Informatics for the Enhanced Management of Robotic Operations  [ARAT 2015]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2015.311012   PP.71 - 77
  • Author(s)
  • Jungwan Hong, Yongjin Kwon
  • In the past, the proposed concept-the application of informatics for robot operations-was difficult to implement due to technological limitations. With the advancement of ICT technologies, the production robots can be integrated within the information network, and the critical data can be processed to reveal the very important information. From the information, better managerial decisions are expected that will ultimately contribute to the organizations’ efficiency and competitiveness. In this context, this study explains the merits of quality informatics in the domain of networked robots that are the essential tools for the global production companies. Even though this study merely presents the outcome of robot joint replacement period estimation, the foreseeable advantages of using the proposed method can be numerous. The future environment of global business will even push the boundaries of multinational, distributed production systems, and accelerate the implementation at a faster rate. Accordingly, the brand value of the product is expected to be greater than the country of the manufacturing. The survival of the company will be dependent on the optimized quality level that is encompassing the entire distributed production systems located throughout the whole. Under such circumstances, it can be foreseeable that the innovative ideas and the smart application of advanced technologies should be the priority.

  • Informatics for Robotics, Process Information, Visibility, Data Processing, Robot Management
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