irtual Verification of Human Robot Collaboration
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 400 000|
|Project duration||January 2016 - January 2019|
|Venture||FFI - Sustainable Production|
|End-of-project report||3719engelska.pdf (pdf, 1219 kB)|
Purpose and goal
The aim was to develop a highly automated software demonstrator that can be used in digital production preparation for the optimisation of human-robot collaboration workstations. The project was successfull. The demonstrator presented is one of the first software available for human-robot collaboration design and verification.
Expected results and effects
The project resulted in a highly automated software demonstrator. The demonstrator is making it possible to simulate, visualize and optimise human-robot collaboration workstations, and by that reduced material and energy consumption since fewer physical prototypes and rebuilds are needed. The software demonstrator also contributes to shorten lead times, better quality and higher competiveness by enabling design, testing and optimisation of human-robot workstations in a virtual world.
Planned approach and implementation
Four demonstrator use cases, based on industry partner’s desires, were used to direct and push the development. The industry use case driven approach was successful and gave the researchers challenging tasks and kept the industry partners engaged. The research and development of the software demonstrator will continue in a similar way in the Vinnova FFI project VIVA - the Virtual Vehicle Assembler (Dnr. 2018-05026).