Embodied Interactions in Cognitive Manufacturing

  • Peter ThorvaldEmail author
  • Jessica Lindblom
  • Ari Kolbeinsson
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 953)


This paper presents a discussion on the role of embodied interaction with a basis in social embodiment effects and how they can be viewed in light of manufacturing ergonomics. The social embodiment effects are four statements, grounded in empirical findings, which highlight the interplay of social stimuli, embodied responses, and cognitive processing. They suggest and base an argument for how embodiment is central to cognitive processing, how bodily states interact extensively with cognitive states, and ultimately how embodied interaction is ubiquitous in human cognition. The paper further presents a view on how human based manufacturing can be studied in light of this argument, exploring other areas where social embodiment has been further researched, with an aim to suggest examples of where social embodiment effects might be found in manufacturing ergonomics and form a basis for future investigations.


Manufacturing Social embodiment·cognition Human based manufacturing·ergonomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Thorvald
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jessica Lindblom
    • 1
  • Ari Kolbeinsson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SkövdeSkövdeSweden
  2. 2.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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