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Lean human-robot interaction design for the material supply process

  • Powered by e-commerce and vital in the manufacturing industry, intralogistics became an increasingly important and labour-intensive process. In highly standardized automation-friendly environments, such as the automotive sector, most of efficiently automatable intralogistics tasks have already been automated. Due to aging population in EU and ergonomic regulations, the urge to automate intralogistics tasks became consistent also where product and process standardization is lower. That is the case of the production line or cell material supply process, where an increasing number of product variants and individually customized products combined with the necessary ability of reacting to changes in market conditions led to smaller and more frequent replenishment to the points of use in the production plant and to the chaotic addition of production cells in shop floor layout. This led in turn to inevitable traffic growth with unforeseeable related delays and increased level of safety threats and accidents. In this paper, we use the structured approach of the Quality Interaction Function Deployment to analyse the process of supply of assembly lines, seeking the most efficient combination of automation and manual labour, satisfying all stakeholders´ requirements. Results are presented and discussed.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBonini, Marco; Urru, Augusto; Echelmeyer, Wolfgang
Erschienen in:ICINCO 2019 : proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics : Prag, Czech Republic, July 29-31, 2019. - Volume 2
Place of publication:Setúbal, Portugal
Editor:Oleg Gusikhin
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2019
Tag:HOQI; QIFD; learn HRI; material supply; milk run
Page Number:7
First Page:523
Last Page:529
DDC classes:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International