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Attentive Workbench: An Intelligent Production Cell Supporting Human Workers

  • Masao Sugi
  • Yusuke Tamura
  • Jun Ota
  • Tamio Arai
  • Kiyoshi Takamasu
  • Kiyoshi Kotani
  • Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Yoichi Sato

Abstract

We propose “Attentive Workbench (AWB),” a new cell production system in which an intelligent system supports human workers. Using cameras, projectors, self-moving trays driven by planar motors and so on, the system recognizes the worker’s condition and intention and supports the workers from both physical and informational aspects. In this paper, AWB is outlined. The control system for multiple self-moving parts trays in AWB is proposed. The results of simulation are shown demonstrating the present control system.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Hand Gesture Planar Motor Home Position 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masao Sugi
    • 1
  • Yusuke Tamura
    • 2
  • Jun Ota
    • 2
  • Tamio Arai
    • 2
  • Kiyoshi Takamasu
    • 2
  • Kiyoshi Kotani
    • 1
  • Hiromasa Suzuki
    • 2
  • Yoichi Sato
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoJapan

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