Attentive Workbench: An Intelligent Production Cell Supporting Human Workers


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.

Distributed Autonomous Robotics 6, pp.465-474