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.
Makoto Nikaido, Jun Ota, Tamio Arai, Kiyoshi Kotani,
Kiyoshi Takamasu, Hiromasa Suzuki, Akio Yamamoto,
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