Robotchain: Using Tezos Technology for Robot Event Management


  • Miguel Fernandes Departamento de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Luís A Alexandre Departamento de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Covilhã, Portugal



blockchain, robotics, Tezos


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.


Castelló Ferrer, E. “The Blockchain: A New Framework for Robotic Swarm Systems.” arXiv (2016) (accessed 9 March 2019)

Castelló Ferrer, E., Rudovic, O., Hardjono, T., Pentland, A. “RoboChain: A Secure Data-Sharing Framework for Human-Robot Interaction.” arXiv (2018) (accessed 9 March 2019)

Danilov, K., Rezin, R., Kolotov, A., Afanasyev, I. “Towards Blockchain-Based Robonomics: Autonomous Agents Behavior Validation.” arXiv (2018) (accessed 9 March 2019)

Goodman, L. “Tezos - A Self-Amending Crypto-Ledger.” (2008) Whitepaper (accessed 9 March 2019)

Hasan, M. G. M. M., Datta, A., Rahman, M. A., Shahriar, H. “Chained of Things: A Secure and Dependable Design of Autonomous Vehicle Services.” In 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). 02 498–503 (2018)

Qu, J., Li, S., Chen, J. “Online Monitoring of Manufacturing Process Based on autoCEP.” iJOE 13.6 22-34 (2017)

Snatkin, A., Karjust, K., Majak, J., Aruv¨ali, T., Eiskop, T. “Real Time Production Monitoring System in SME.” In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of DAAAM Baltic, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING,19-21 April 2012, Tallinn, Estonia (2012)

Strobel, V., Castelló Ferrer, E., Dorigo, M. “Managing Byzantine Robots via Blockchain Technology in a Swarm Robotics Collective Decision Making Scenario.” In AAMAS ’18 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems 541–549 (2018)

Yaga, D., Mell, P., Roby, N., Scarfone, K. “Blockchain Technology Overview (NISTIR-8202).” NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology (2018) (accessed 9 March 2019)



How to Cite

Fernandes, M., & Alexandre, L. A. (2019). Robotchain: Using Tezos Technology for Robot Event Management. Ledger, 4.