Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.4, 341-359, 2020
Disassembly 4.0: A Review on Using Robotics in Disassembly Tasks as a Way of Automation
To successfully implement circular economy processes into present value chains, economic feasibility of disassembly processes is essential. Current developments in science and technology, such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, foster steep progression in the field of robotics. In this review, the current research on robotics in disassembly is investigated by a systematic literature review. The results were clustered in a framework system distinguishing between applied and basic research on the two main streams of disassembly automation research, namely, predefined processes and adaptable, flexible automation.