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Proactive Assembly Systems – realizing the potential of human collaboration with automation
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering. (EPS)
Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Production Systems.
Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Production Systems.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
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2009 (English)In: Annual Reviews in Control, ISSN 1367-5788, E-ISSN 1872-9088, Vol. 33, no 2, 230-237 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Manufacturing competitiveness frequently relies on company ability to rapidly reconfigure their assembly systems. This paper introduces assembly system proactivity, a concept based on interrelated levels of automation, human competence, and information handling. Increased and structured human involvement contributes to increased system ability to proactively address predicted and unpredicted events. Correct involvement of human operators will utilize the combined potential of human and technical capabilities, providing cost-efficient assembly system solutions. The ProAct project is developing proactive assembly system models and evaluates proactive, feature-based solutions. Focus is on realising the potential of cost-efficient and semi-automated systems with relevant human involvement, i.e. highly skilled operators who add flexibility and functionality.

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Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 33, no 2, 230-237 p.
Keyword [en]
Assembly, Automation, Human Operator, Proactive, Information, Competence
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Engineering and Technology
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SRA - Production
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60125DOI: 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2009.05.004ISI: 000273078400012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449100741OAI: diva2:477320
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 20120118 NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Annual Reviews in Control. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in PUBLICATION, VOL 33, ISSUE 2, 23 October 2009 DOI:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2009.05.004 QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-13 Last updated: 2012-01-18Bibliographically approved

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