Robotchain: Using Tezos Technology for Robot Event Management

Miguel Fernandes, Luís A Alexandre

Abstract


Robots are important equipment in the modern day factory environment. To maintain and improve factory productivity, ledgers containing robotic actions may be used to identify possible bottleneck points in an assembly line or to serve as a record of in unintentional behaviours, be it of a malicious nature or not. In this paper we present Robotchain, a possible solution using blockchain technology, that prevents unwanted changes in a robotic action ledger and provides a way to use the said ledger in order to aid in production efficiency or other management requirements. This paper also presents an initial experimental study of the Tezos blockchain in order to understand the challenges related to using its advanced blockchain technology for the Robotchain implementation.


Keywords


blockchain; robotics; Tezos

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ledger.2019.175

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