Open-Digital-Industrial and Networking pilot lines using modular components for scalable production - ODIN project approach

Sotiris Makris, George Michalos, Niki Kousi, Apostolis Papavasileiou, Urko Esnaola Campos, Jon Oñativia Bravo, Hector Herrero Cueva, Niko Siltala, Lihui Wang, Michael Suppa, Fernando Ubis, Raimund Broechler, Spyridon Koukas

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While robots have very well proven their flexibility and efficiency in mass production and are recognized as the production resource of the future, their adoption in lower volume, diverse environment is heavily constrained. The main reason for this is the high integration and deployment complexity that overshadows the performance benefits of this technology. This paper presents the vision of ODIN European funded project which is to strengthen the EU production companies' trust in utilizing advanced robotics, by demonstrating that novel robot-based production systems are not only technically feasible, but also efficient and sustainable for immediate introduction at the shopfloor. To achieve that, ODIN brings together, by means of hardware and software, the latest technological advancements in the fields of a) collaborating robots and human robot collaborative workplaces, b) autonomous robotics and AI based task planning, c) mobile robots and reconfigurable tooling, d) Digital Twins and Virtual Commissioning and e) Service Oriented Robotics Integration and Communication Architectures. ODIN will provide a systematic approach for integrating these technologies under modular and reconfigurable large-scale robotic pilots. The performance of these robotic pilots will be tested and validated in three case studies, from the automotive, the white goods and the aeronautics industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technology and Systems
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventCIRP Conference on Assembly Technology and Systems - KU Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 6 Apr 20228 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameProcedia CIRP
ISSN (Print)2212-8271


ConferenceCIRP Conference on Assembly Technology and Systems
CityKU Leuven


  • advanced robotics
  • digital
  • human robot collaboration
  • large scale pilot lines
  • perception

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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