Quantitative Evaluation of Automatic Parts Delivery in “Attentive Workbench” Supporting Workers in Cell Production
Masao Sugi*, Ippei Matsumura**, Yusuke Tamura*,
Makoto Nikaido*, Jun Ota*, Tamio Arai*, Kiyoshi Kotani*,
Kiyoshi Takamasu*, Hiromasa Suzuki*, Akio Yamamoto*,
Yoichi Sato*, Seiichi Shin***, and Fumihiko Kimura*
*The University of Tokyo
***The University of Electro-Communications
The attentive workbench (AWB) is a new cell production system that supports human workers physically and informationally. Here we focus on physical assembly support through parts delivery, using automatically-moving parts trays. We quantitatively evaluated processing time in actual assembly experiments employing an implemented AWB system.
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