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Human-Robot-Collaboration in the Context of Productivity Development and the Challenges of Its Implementation: A Case Study

  • Yannick Peifer
  • Marc-André WeberEmail author
  • Tim Jeske
  • Sascha Stowasser
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1207)

Abstract

Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) is associated with the digital transformation of industrial processes. This paper provides an overview of potential fields of HRC implementation followed by a six-step procedure for analyzing potential workplaces for HRC suitability. Finally, an industry-based case study is presented, in which this procedure was applied and a productivity increase as well as a reduction of physical strain on the workers was achieved. It is shown that a structured integration of HRC into existing workplaces is worthwhile to gain the best results both for workers as well as the operating corporation.

Keywords

Human-Robot-Collaboration Productivity management Ergonomics Machine interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick Peifer
    • 1
  • Marc-André Weber
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tim Jeske
    • 2
  • Sascha Stowasser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management Studies, Institute for Supply Chain and Operations ManagementKiel University of Applied SciencesKielGermany
  2. 2.ifaa – Institute of Applied Industrial Engineering and ErgonomicsDüsseldorfGermany

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