Quantitative Evaluation of Physical Assembly Support in Human Supporting Production System "Attentive Workbench"


We have proposed “attentive workbench (AWB),” an assembly cell that supports the production activities of human workers. Attentive Workbench is composed of an aug- mented desk interface and self-moving trays with the Sawyer planar motors. In this paper, real assembly experiments using the implemented AWB system are carried out. The merit of the physical assembly support by the proposed system is evaluated quantitatively in the view of necessary time for product assembly.

Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.3624-3629