Industry 4.0 Testbed at Brno University of Technology

  • Ludek ZaludEmail author
  • Frantisek Burian
  • Petra Kalvodova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11472)


As a part of the first-stage of Ricaip teaming project, a small demonstration testbed was built at CEITEC institute in cooperation with Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology. It contains both additive and subtractive machinery technologies – 3D SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) printer, and 3DOF CNC milling machine. Material and product movement is provided by means of standard and collaborative industrial manipulators, as well as omnidirectional mobile robot with Mecanum-type wheels. The control system is designed to be easy-to-extend and to be able to cooperate with other testbeds, as was demonstrated by cooperation with Czech Technical University in Prague.

Overall description of the testbed is provided in the paper, as well as its possibilities and main technical challenges.


Industry 4.0 Automation Robotics Mobile robot 



This work was supported by Horizon 2020 project Number 763559, Acronym Ricaip – Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production, topic-WIDESPREAD-04-2017, TeamingPhase1.

This work was also supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the project TE01020197 – ‘CAK III - Centre for Applied Cybernetics’.

This work was also supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the project TH01020862 – ‘System for automatic/automated detection/monitoring radiation situation and localisation of hot spots based on a smart multifunctional detection head usable for stationary and mobile platforms including unmanned.’


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludek Zalud
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frantisek Burian
    • 1
  • Petra Kalvodova
    • 1
  1. 1.CEITECBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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