Ergonomic Improvement through Robot Support

Problem definition

Assembly processes in automotive final assembly are often performed manually and overhead. These assembly processes are ergonomically very stressful for the employee. Here, human-robot cooperation as a key technology can increase the productivity of the assembly line and reduce costs.

Advantages of the solution

The cooperation between humans and robots can ensure that the strain on employees is reduced in the case of ergonomically disadvantageous processes. Lower production costs combined with increased process capability are further advantages of robot support.

Used technologies

Automated assistance systems are used to support underbody assembly. By means of sensor technology for detecting the connections, tools for automated bolting can be used. Humans and robots thus work in close cooperation.

Fields of application

This technology is currently used in the automotive industry, but can in principle be transferred to other ergonomically demanding activities.