Digital twin driven human-robot collaborative assembly

Arne Bilberg, Ali Ahmad Malik

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Abstract

This paper discusses an object-oriented event-driven simulation as a digital twin of a flexible assembly cell coordinated with a robot to perform assembly tasks alongside human. The digital twin extends the use of virtual simulation models developed in the design phase of a production system to operations for real-time control, dynamic skill-based tasks allocation between human and robot, sequencing of tasks and developing robot program accordingly. The methodology combines lean methods of manual assembly in human–robot collaboration paving path towards flexible human–robot work teams. The study is validated with an industrial case study involving dexterous assembly tasks.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCIRP Annals : Manufacturing Technology
Volume68
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)499-502
ISSN0007-8506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Event69th CIRP General Assembly - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 18. Aug 201924. Aug 2019

Conference

Conference69th CIRP General Assembly
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period18/08/201924/08/2019

Keywords

  • Man-machine system
  • Robot
  • Digital twins
  • Industry 4.0
  • Collaborative robots
  • Lean automation

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