Arrangement planning for multiple self-moving trays in human supporting production cell "attentive workbench

Makoto Nikaido, Masao Sugi, Yusuke Tamura, Jun Ota, Tamio Arai, Kiyoshi Kotani, Kiyoshi Takamasu, Akio Yamamoto, Seiichi Shin, Hiromasa Suzuki, Yoichi Sato

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Abstract

We have proposed "Attentive Workbench (AWB)," a new cell production system in which an intelligent system supports human workers. Recognizing worker's condition and intention, the system supports workers from both physical and information aspects. This paper deals with physical assembly support using self-moving parts trays. The system delivers necessary assembly parts to workers and clears finished products quickly. On transporting large products, multiple trays are subjected to form a rigid body working as a large single tray. In order to realize this arrangement of trays in real-time, a planning method based on the priority scheme and heuristic rule is proposed. The present method is evaluated through simulations. A demonstration of assembly support using real self-moving trays are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3840-3845
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780389123, 9780780389120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS

Keywords

  • Assembly support
  • Attentive workbench (AWB)
  • Cell production systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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