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Comfort Design in Human Robot Cooperative Tasks

  • Alireza ChangiziEmail author
  • Morteza Dianatfar
  • Minna Lanz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

Proper design of workplaces improves task quality, engagement, and productivity of people in fulfilling their daily job. In human-robot cooperation (HRC) assignments, a human gives flexibility to the system with having the pre-developed skills. Moreover, using robots brings the possibility to support human for boring, repetitive, and heavy tasks. In this work, we introduce and experiment a set of factors used to design an HRC environment and modify these factors to provide optimized comfort for diverse people working beside an industrial robot. The factors are divided into two groups (1) general, which is same for all users; (2) user-specific, which defers for various human. The paper aims to analyze the human physical and mental performance and comfort change in two experiments. During the case study, robot assists human to perform part of a truck engine assembly job.

Keywords

Comfort zone Human factors Human robot cooperation Collaboration 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to thank Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation for the support of UNITY (2016-2019) project and the Academy of Finland for the project ‘Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles’, decision number 310325.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alireza Changizi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Morteza Dianatfar
    • 1
  • Minna Lanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering SciencesTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

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