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