Human-robot collaboration – towards new metrics for selection of communication technologies

Patrik Gustavsson, Magnus Holm, Anna Syberfeldt & Lihui Wang (2018). Human-robot collaboration – towards new metrics for selection of communication technologies. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 72, p. 123-128.


Industrial robot manufacturers have in recent years developed collaborative robots and these gains more and more interest within the manufacturing industry. Collaborative robots ensure that humans and robots can work together without the robot being dangerous for the human. However, collaborative robots themselves are not enough to achieve collaboration between a human and a robot; collaboration is only possible if a proper communication between the human and the robot can be achieved. The aim of this paper is to identify and categorize technologies that can be used to enable such communication between a human and an industrial robot. Access publication.

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