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Comfort Design in Human Robot Cooperative Tasks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design IHSED2018
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030020521
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design : Future Trends and Applications - CHU-Université de Reims , Reims, France
Duration: 25 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design
Abbreviated titleIHSED 2018
Internet address


Proper design of workplaces improves task quality, engagement, and productivity of people in fulfilling their daily job. In human-robot cooperation (HRC) assignments, a human gives flexibility to the system with having the pre-developed skills. Moreover, using robots brings the possibility to support human for boring, repetitive, and heavy tasks. In this work, we introduce and experiment a set of factors used to design an HRC environment and modify these factors to provide optimized comfort for diverse people working beside an industrial robot. The factors are divided into two groups (1) general, which is same for all users; (2) user-specific, which defers for various human. The paper aims to analyze the human physical and mental performance and comfort change in two experiments. During the case study, robot assists human to perform part of a truck engine assembly job.


  • Collaboration, Comfort zone, Human factors, Human robot cooperation

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland