Industry 4.0 & Cobots

Within industrial work settings, studying how work is distributed between people and technology, how it is practically achieved, and how systems should be designed to support work are my focus of interest. With the vision for Industry 4.0 and cobots, working conditions in the industrial settings are starting to change. I am convinced that we are in a transitioning phase from automation to actual collaboration with robots in manufacturing and that this will open up a new problem space for investigations, in which research on Human-Robot Collaboration will be crucial. My research focusses on social practice and workplace studies to explore the socio-technical environment of Industry 4.0 involving cobots on an individual, team, and organizational level.

 

Relevant Related Projects on Industry 4.0 and Cobots

 

AssistMe 2015-2017

AssistMe 2015-2017

In this project, we developed innovative interaction means for cobots in the factory…

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Contextual Interfaces 2009-2016

Contextual Interfaces 2009-2016

Within the factory module of this Christian Doppler Laboratory we investigated existing and...

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Relevant Related Publications on Industry 4.0 and Cobots

 

2016

Weiss, Astrid; Huber, Andreas; Minichberger, Jürgen; Ikeda, Markus

First Application of Robot Teaching in an Existing Industry 4.0 Environment: Does It Really Work? Artikel

Societies, 6 (3), S. 20, 2016.

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2013

Osswald, S; Weiss, A; Tscheligi, M

Designing wearable devices for the factory: Rapid contextual experience prototyping Inproceedings

2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), S. 517-521, 2013, ISSN: null.

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Kluckner, Patricia M; Buchner, Roland; Weiss, Astrid; Tscheligi, Manfred

Collaborative reporting tools: An analysis of maintainance activites in a semiconductor factory Inproceedings

CTS2013: Proceedings of the International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, S. 508–515, IEEE 2013.

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2012

Buchner, R; Mirnig, N; Weiss, A; Tscheligi, M

Evaluating in real life robotic environment: Bringing together research and practice Inproceedings

2012 IEEE RO-MAN: The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, S. 602-607, 2012, ISSN: 1944-9445.

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