In recent years, Human Robot Cooperation (HRC) has found an increasing adoption in manufacturing, especially to help humans in the execution of manual assembly tasks. An effective employment of HRC encompasses human relief from exhausting operations. Therefore, the design of cooperative solutions should be developed accordingly to ergonomic aspects. The present work proposes an approach to support the integration of ergonomic evaluation of manual operations in the design of HRC solution, based on modelling and simulation of the human body along the manufacturing tasks. The proposed modified model integrates the ergonomic metrics and returns a fatigue level along the working shift scheduling. A real manual assembly of biomedical products has been selected to validate the proposed approach. As a result, the suggested fatigue model provides an objective ergonomic evaluation of manual operations which verifies the impact of the HRC solution on the production goals.

Evaluation of operator relief for an effective design of HRC workcells / Pini, Fabio; Ansaloni, Matteo; Leali, Francesco. - (2016). (Intervento presentato al convegno 21th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016 tenutosi a Berlin nel 6-9 September 2016) [10.1109/ETFA.2016.7733526].

Evaluation of operator relief for an effective design of HRC workcells

PINI, Fabio;ANSALONI, Matteo;LEALI, Francesco
2016

Abstract

In recent years, Human Robot Cooperation (HRC) has found an increasing adoption in manufacturing, especially to help humans in the execution of manual assembly tasks. An effective employment of HRC encompasses human relief from exhausting operations. Therefore, the design of cooperative solutions should be developed accordingly to ergonomic aspects. The present work proposes an approach to support the integration of ergonomic evaluation of manual operations in the design of HRC solution, based on modelling and simulation of the human body along the manufacturing tasks. The proposed modified model integrates the ergonomic metrics and returns a fatigue level along the working shift scheduling. A real manual assembly of biomedical products has been selected to validate the proposed approach. As a result, the suggested fatigue model provides an objective ergonomic evaluation of manual operations which verifies the impact of the HRC solution on the production goals.
2016
21th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016
Berlin
6-9 September 2016
Pini, Fabio; Ansaloni, Matteo; Leali, Francesco
Evaluation of operator relief for an effective design of HRC workcells / Pini, Fabio; Ansaloni, Matteo; Leali, Francesco. - (2016). (Intervento presentato al convegno 21th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016 tenutosi a Berlin nel 6-9 September 2016) [10.1109/ETFA.2016.7733526].
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