The recent proliferation of smart manufacturing technologies has emerged the concept of hybrid automation for assembly systems utilizing the best of humans and robots in a combination. Based on the ability to work alongside human-workers the next generation of industrial robots (or robotics 2.0) are referred to as collaborative robots or cobots. This paper presents a systematic framework based on Roozenburg’s engineering design cycle for the deployment of cobots in existing assembly cells for enhanced productivity. A model for defining evaluation-parameters for a cobot are presented. The effectiveness of virtual simulations is discussed for validation and optimization of human-robot work environment.
|Conference||28th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation|
|Period||08/11/2017 → 11/11/2017|
|Series||Annals of D A A A M & Proceedings|
- Lean automation
- Assembly systems
- Cobot selection
- Assembly system