Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Röning, Juha
Organisation OY
Project title
Beyond 5G Distributed Ledger Technology driven Mesh for Industrial Robot Collaboration
Decision No. 336060
Decision date 03.11.2020
Funding period 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023
Funding 628 218
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Project description
The robotization of industry is one of the key drivers behind the Industry 4.0 revolution. Collaborative robots are becoming a reality across the manufacturing industry, autonomous robots are already a key asset in the logistics sector, and UAVs are being used for inspection and monitoring in diverse domains. Ubiquitous robots with augmented connectivity are merging into the Industrial Internet of Things, enabling higher degrees of intelligence through computational offloading. RoboMesh delves into the design and development of a framework for collaboration and long-term autonomy in distributed and heterogeneous multi-robot systems based on a Beyond-5G wireless mesh network with built-in distributed ledger technology. This framework involves data sharing, collaborative decision making, and dynamic and adaptive computational offloading, while it serves as the basis for interaction between robots and infrastructure with collaborative sensing and multi-modal sensor fusion approaches.