Improving productivity and worker conditions in assembly: Part 1 - A collaborative architecture and task allocation

Greet Van de Perre, Ilias El Makrini, Bram B. Van Acker, Jelle Saldien, Christian Vergara, Liliane Pintelon, Peter Chemweno, Raphaël Weuts, Karen Moons, Reginald Dewil, Dirk Cattrysse, Sofie Burggraeve, João Costa Mateus, Wilm Decré, Erwin Aertbeliën, Bram Vanderborght

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Abstract

Collaborative robots, or cobots, can improve the
working conditions of human operators by decreasing their
workload. By assisting the operator both mentally and physically, the overall performance and human wellbeing can be enhanced. The use of cobots in factories introduces new challenges. In this paper, we briefly highlight our contributions to this field. Firstly, we present our collaborative architecture for
human-robot assembly tasks, whereby the operator is assisted and guided during the assembly process to lower his cognitive and physical load. In addition we discuss the working principles of our task allocation framework, based upon agent capabilities and ergonomic measurements, and which can be used within
the pre-mentioned architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018: Towards a Robotic Society - Madrid Municipal Conference Centre, Madrid, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018
https://www.iros2018.org/

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
Abbreviated titleIROS 2018
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period1/10/185/10/18
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