The gap between technical capability and practical application of service robotics increased constantly within the last years, especially regarding small and medium-sized enterprises. In order to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the shop floor, a methodology for the formal modelling of originally manual work processes was developed. Here, specific work processes can be characterized under consideration of automation relevant parameters what serves as a basis for a subsequent determination of applicable and suitable service robotic solutions. By utilizing this approach, industrial operators will be considerably supported regarding the planning and implementation of automated and especially hybrid robot-assisted work systems.
Hengstebeck, A., Weisner, K., Klöckner, M., Deuse, J., Kuhlenkötter, B., & Roßmann, J. (2016). Formal Modelling of Manual Work Processes for the Application of Industrial Service Robotics. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 41, pp. 364–369). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.013