irtual Verification of Human Robot Collaboration

Reference number
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 400 000
Project duration January 2016 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable production
Call 2015-00040-en

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).

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