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A study on challenges in the implementation of human-robot collaboration

  • While academia and industry see large potential for human-robot collaboration (HRC), only a small number of realized HRC application is currently found in industry. To gather more data about current hindrances to wider implementation of collaborative robots, a study among 15 robot manufactureres and 14 system integrators of collaborative robot technology has been conducted through a predesigned questionnaire procedure. Additionally, five industrial users of human-robot collaboration have been interviewed on the main challenges they experienced during the initial implementation process. The quantitative data has been analyzed using the Wilcoxon-Signed-Rank-Test. Accoring to the study participants, the main challenges within the implementation currently are the identification of HRC-suitable processes, the application of relevant safety norms (such as ISO 10218, ISO/TS 15066) and the application-individual risk assessment.

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Author of HS ReutlingenGaede, Christopher; Ranz, Fabian; Hummel, Vera; Echelmeyer, Wolfgang
Erschienen in:Journal of engineering, management and operations
Place of publication:Wien
Document Type:Article
Year of Publication:2018
Page Number:11
First Page:29
Last Page:39
Tats├Ąchlich erschienen 2019
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:330 Wirtschaft
Open Access?:Nein