Methodology to Identify Applications for Collaborative Robots in Powertrain Assembly

D. Schröter, P. Jaschewski, B. Kuhrke, A. Verl
2016 Procedia CIRP  
In comparison to classic automated solutions, the direct cooperation of human workers and industrial robots offers new potential regarding flexibility, cost and ergonomics. However those advantages are mostly not obvious and the decision where to use hybrid workplaces are usually solely based on experience and intuition of the planning engineer. This paper presents a systematic approach to identify work places with high potential for Human Robot Interaction based on capability indicators. With
more » ... y indicators. With this approach it is possible to identify workplaces yielding the highest potential benefits when automated as a hybrid work station.
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2016.08.015 fatcat:3qngemcvgfawvkcyliwzd7mdpm