Sociotechnical Design of Industrial Transport Vehicle and its Interaction with Humans in Manufacturing Systems

  • Jana JostEmail author
  • Thomas Kirks
  • Michael Fiolka
  • Stuart Chapman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


The future of robotics keeps great challenges ready, especially when it comes to Human-Machine-Interaction. The robot EMILI is developed for a direct interaction with humans and represents a novel class of equipment in manufacturing systems. It features an innovative display-design, which enables a new kind of communication with human individuals. EMILI’s design is based on different scientific models – as a usability measure, we verified the development advance with the initial purpose of the display and performed an investigative survey, which uncovered misleading features of the display and led to improvement potential in design and user experience.


User interfaces Human-machine systems Cognitive ergonomics Autonomous transport vehicles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jana Jost
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Kirks
    • 1
  • Michael Fiolka
    • 1
  • Stuart Chapman
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IMLDortmundGermany

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