Modeling Workflows for Industrial Robots Considering Human-Robot-Collaboration

Dominik Schönberger, Rene Lindorfer, Roman Froschauer

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Abstract

The increasing number of variants results in decreasing lot sizes in the assembly and manufacturing domain. Considering traditional approaches of automation using industrial robots, it is very time-consuming to permanently adapt industrial robots for specific product variants in assembly lines. One possible approach of resolving this issue is the use of human-robot-collaboration for specific assembly steps. However, this also means that, in addition to the robot program, a work instruction must be created for the human worker. With current methods no workflow can be modeled which is universally applicable for a human or a robot. Therefore, this paper presents a new approach, called Human Robot Time and Motion (HRTM). The method provides generic basic elements which can be performed by a human worker or a robot. Additionally, collaborative elements allow to model synchronous tasks and a communication between human/human, human/robot or robot/robot. The HRTM approach is initially demonstrated by modeling a simple workflow which can be performed by a human worker or a robot. Finally, we model a collaborative workflow using Lego Duplo bricks and perform it at a workplace with a collaborative robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
Pages400-405
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648292
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
EventIEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2018) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2018)
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period18.07.201820.07.2018

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