Despite the increasing level of automations, manual work is still preferable when production demands high flexibility or to tailor ad hoc solutions for small production batches. In such contexts the human worker experience and skills are fundamental, but this may lead to unnecessary physical workloads.
In this use case we aim at investigating the feasibility of employing cobots to assist and support human workers in machining or assembly tasks, providing the required flexibility and managing ergonomics of the human partner.
The abilities to achieve
Key ability Human-Robot
Human-Robot collaboration and related shared authority policies to manage the interaction between the robot and the human
Key ability Ergonomy
Monitor the correct operator posture during the activity
Key ability Intuitive interfaces
Human robot interfaces to support and simplify the interaction