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Task balancing between human and robot in mid-heavy assembly tasks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume81
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CMS 2019 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Abstract

In the manufacturing industry, industrial robots are employed to fulfill the repetitive, well defined and accurate tasks. Regarding the limitation of the robots to perform complex tasks, human intelligence and dexterity are needed to improve the flexibility of the system. The idea of combining the robot repeatability and accuracy with human skill has led to the emergence of Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) concept. The paper aims to demonstrate that a human-robot workcell may have a capability to increase productivity compared to manual workstations. In this work, we designed and experimented HRC in an assembly of diesel engine components. This paper aims to propose a method for HRC task allocation.

Keywords

  • Human-robot collaboration, Industrial robots, Task allocation

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