Robots and COVID-19: Challenges in integrating robots for collaborative automation

Ali Ahmad Malik

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Objective: The status of human-robot collaboration for assembly applications is reviewed and key current challenges for research community and practitioners are presented.
Background: As the pandemic of COVID-19 started to surface the manufacturers went under pressure to address demand challenges. Social distancing measure made fewer people available to work. In such situations, robots were pointed at to support humans to address shortage in supply. An important activity where humans are needed in a manufacturing value chain is assembly. HRC assembly systems are supposed to safeguard coexisting humans, perform a range of actions and often need to be reconfigured to handle product variety. This requires them to be resilient and adaptable to various configurations during their operational life. Besides the potential advantages of using robots the challenges of using them in industrial assembly are enormous.
Methods: This mini review summarizes the challenges of industrial deployment of collaborative robots for assembly application.
Applications: The documented challenges highlight the future research directions in human-robot interaction for industrial applications.
StatusAfsendt - maj 2020

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