Aligning human psychomotor characteristics with robots, exoskeletons and augmented reality

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    In previous production literature, the uncertainty of human behaviour has been recognized as a source of productivity, quality, and safety problems. However, fundamental reasons for the uncertainty of human behavior have received little analysis in the production literature. Furthermore, potential for these fundamental reasons to be aligned with production technologies in order to improve production performance has not been addressed. By contrast, in this paper, fundamental reasons for the uncertainty of human behaviour are explained through a model of psychomotor characteristics that encompasses physiology, past experiences, personality, gender, culture, emotion, reasoning, and biocybernetics. Through reference to 10 action research cases, the formal model is applied to provide guidelines for planning production work that includes robots, exoskeletons, and augmented reality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number101922
    Number of pages14
    JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
    Early online date13 Dec 2019
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Dec 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • augmented reality
    • exoskeletons
    • grinding
    • human
    • inspection
    • machine tending
    • palletizing
    • psychomotor
    • relative entropy
    • robots

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