SmartWorkbench: Toward Adaptive and Transparent User Assistance in Industrial Human-Robot Applications

Conference: ISR 2016 - 47st International Symposium on Robotics
06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2016

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hoecherl, Johannes; Schlegl, Thomas (Regensburg Robotics Research Unit, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg, Germany)
Berlehner, Thomas; Kuhn, Harald (Test- and Handling-Automation, Infineon Technologies AG Regensburg, Germany)
Wrede, Britta (Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, University of Bielefeld, Germany)

With the increase in customized production scenarios with small batch sizes research on human-robot working cells gains significance. We present a Smart Workbench that allows for adaptive user assistance in industrial human-robot use cases through (1) monitoring the user condition and (2) providing multi-modal information about the process and the robot intention. We further show results from a first study regarding the usefulness of biofeedback for workload estimation.