Cobotization as a key element in the functioning of smart factories and a next step in the automation of logistic processes

Patryk Wierzbowski


This paper aims at presenting the innovative methods of automation of manufacturing processes and their accompanying supporting processes. The author has reviewed scientific articles whose focus of study are modern technologies developed in line with the idea of Industry 4.0. The paper also includes a brief description and an analysis of the course of technological progress which has eventually led to the next industrial revolution. It also identifies the basic pillars of the functioning of the fourth industrial revolution, such as the Internet of Things, Computing Cloud and Cyber-Physical Systems, all of which simultaneously constitute the foundation of existence of Smart Factories – which should become crucial to contemporary economy. The automation of technological lines and transport systems and their robotization and cobotization have been described as phenomena leading to advanced automation of logistics processes. Smart Factories have been presented as entities that will, through the application of the aforementioned systems and technologies, lead to the achievement of optimum management and maximum place and time utility of tangible and intangible resources at their disposal. Last but not least, the paper discusses the forms of human-machine cooperation, distinguishing three basic types.
Author Patryk Wierzbowski (FE)
Patryk Wierzbowski,,
- Faculty of Economics
Journal seriesTransport Economics and Logistics, [Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego. Ekonomika Transportu i Logistyka], ISSN 2545-1642, [0208-4821], (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishlogistics process, automation of manufacturing, robotization, cobotization, Smart Factories, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing
Languageen angielski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 27-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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