On cognitive assistant robots for reducing variability in industrial human-robot activities
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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European Commission's projectAI4EU - A European AI On Demand Platform and Ecosystem (EC-H2020-825619)
In the industrial domain, one important research activity for cognitive robotics is the development of assistant robots. In this work, we show how the use of a cognitive assistant robot can contribute to (i) improving task effectiveness and productivity, (ii) providing autonomy for the human supervisor to make decisions, providing or improving human operators’ skills, and (iii) giving feedback to the human operator in the loop. Our approach is evaluated on variability reduction in a manual assembly system. The overall study and analysis are performed on a model of the assembly system obtained using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) and tested in a robotic simulated scenario. Results show that a cognitive assistant robot is a useful partner in the role of improving the task effectiveness of human operators and supervisors.
CitationChacón, A.; Ponsa, P.; Angulo, C. On cognitive assistant robots for reducing variability in industrial human-robot activities. "Applied sciences", 26 Juliol 2020, vol. 10, núm. 15, p. 5137:1-5137:23.