A Research Setup Demonstrating Flexible Industry 4.0 Production

Sune Chung Jepsen*, Torben Worm, Aslak Johansen, Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Mikkel Baun Kjargaard, Eun Young Kang, Jonas Friederich, Juan Esteban Heredia Mena, Reza Soltani, Sune Lundo Sorensen, Jens Hjort Schwee

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The recent Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiative has a heavy focus on enabling flexible production, such that production systems can react dynamically and cost-effectively to respond to market needs. For this reason, we need demonstration facilities to advance research within the I4.0 production and promote advanced production processes for industries. This paper aims to introduce a setup that we have developed for our University's I4.0 Laboratory (I4.0 lab) that enables advanced and flexible experiments in terms of use-cases for advanced production processes and experiments with both robotics and automated production solutions and software. The presented work is part of a more extensive constructive research process and our experience with setting up an advanced cell-based production line. The contribution of the paper is 1) the analysis of requirements for an I4.0 research platform, 2) a model for an I4.0 laboratory, 3) the application of the constructive research method to the I4.0 laboratory, 4) a proposal for a concrete research setup, and 5) outlining further research questions, experiments, and projects that can be based on the setup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 International Symposium ELMAR
EditorsMario Mustra, Josip Vukovic, Branka Zovko-Cihlar
Publication date13. Sept 2021
ISBN (Print)9781665444361
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-4437-8
Publication statusPublished - 13. Sept 2021
Event63rd International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2021 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 13. Sept 202115. Sept 2021


Conference63rd International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2021
SponsorCroatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM), Croatian Telecom Inc., et al., Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, OIV � Digital Signals and Networks
SeriesProceedings Elmar - International Symposium Electronics in Marine


  • Collaborative Robotic and Automated Solutions
  • Flexible Production
  • Industry 4.0
  • Research Experiments
  • University Industry 4.0 Laboratory


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