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Wireless Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Collaborative Robotic Workcells

Published

Author(s)

Susruth Sudhakaran, Karl Montgomery, Mohamed Hany, Dave Cavalcanti, Rick Candell

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a collaborative robotic workcell testbed enabled by Wireless Time Sensitive Networking (WTSN) technologies and discuss deployment, performance measurement and management guidelines challenges. We detail the methodologies for implementing and characterizing the performance of key WTSN capabilities (time synchronization and time-aware scheduling) over IEEE 802.11/Wi-Fi. We deployed WTSN capabilities on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collaborative robotic workcell testbed consisting of two robotic arms that emulates a material handling application, known as machine tending. We further explore configurations and measurement methodologies to characterize Quality of Experience (QoE) of this use case and correlate it to the performance of the wireless network.
Conference Dates
June 9-11, 2021
Conference Location
Linz, AT
Conference Title
17th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)

Keywords

Wireless TSN, IEEE 802.11, Collaborative Robotics

Citation

Sudhakaran, S. , Montgomery, K. , Hany, M. , Cavalcanti, D. and Candell, R. (2021), Wireless Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Collaborative Robotic Workcells, 17th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS), Linz, AT, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/WFCS46889.2021.9483447, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932571 (Accessed October 22, 2021)
Created September 22, 2021