EchoRing in Robotics
Industrial robots have driven the automation in manufacturing. However, product cycles are more and more decreasing today, potentially even beyond the live time of the equipment. This puts enormous pressure on flexibility and reconfigurability aspects of future industrial robots in such scenarios. Key to the successful realization of such systems is, thus, a fast and reliable communication infrastructure for control and coordination of industrial robots. To fulfill the flexibility requirements, the communication among mobile robots can only be realized wirelessly, making solutions like EchoRing the enabling factor for future manufacturing setups.