JRM Vol.24 No.3 pp. 547-552
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2012.p0547

Development Report:

Applicability of Hand-Guided Robot for Assembly-Line Work

Yu Ogura, Masakazu Fujii, Kazuyuki Nishijima,
Hiroki Murakami, and Mitsuharu Sonehara

IHI Corporation, 1 Shin-Nakahara-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 235-8501, Japan

September 30, 2011
April 18, 2012
June 20, 2012
human-robot collaboration, hand guiding, assembly system, manipulation, industrial robot

This paper proposes a new hand-guided robot system for assembly-line work targeting instrumental panel installation in the final assembly process at automobile factories. The robot in the system transfers a heavy or large panel module to a nearby target vehicle on a carrier line and helps a worker to assemble it on the moving body, in accordance with the worker’s operation. The system automatically transforms the 3D orientation of the robot to the body on the line so that the worker can assemble only with adjusting the position of the panel. The proposed assist method enables reduce operation time and make assembly tolerance wider. The effectiveness and performance of assembly are confirmed by experiments.

Cite this article as:
Yu Ogura, Masakazu Fujii, Kazuyuki Nishijima,
Hiroki Murakami, and Mitsuharu Sonehara, “Applicability of Hand-Guided Robot for Assembly-Line Work,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.24, No.3, pp. 547-552, 2012.
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