Framework to Implement Collaborative Robots in Manual Assembly: A Lean Automation Approach

Ali Ahmad Malik, Arne Bilberg

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium
EditorsBranko Katalinic
PublisherDAAAM International
Publication date9. Nov 2017
Pages1151-1160
ISBN (Print)9783902734112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9. Nov 2017
Event28th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 8. Nov 201711. Nov 2017

Conference

Conference28th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityZadar
Period08/11/201711/11/2017
SeriesAnnals of D A A A M & Proceedings
ISSN1726-9679

Keywords

  • Cobot
  • Framework
  • Lean automation
  • HMLV
  • HRC
  • Assembly systems
  • Cobot selection
  • Assembly system
  • Collaborative

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