Human-centred design of human-machine interaction

Human-centred design of human-machine interaction 2018-12-28T17:30:04+00:00

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Abstract

Modern automatic machines and robotic cells in production plants are becoming more and more complex because of higher demands for fast production rate with high quality. However, despite high levels of automation of machines and robots, humans remain central to manufacturing operations since they take charge of control and supervision of manufacturing activities. Human operators interact with machines and robots by means of computerized human-machine interfaces (HMIs) that are inevitably becoming more and more complex, as new functions are implemented by the production system.

To overcome these issues, it is needed to reverse the paradigm from the current belief that ”the human learns how the machine works” to the future scenario in which ”the machine adapts to the human capability” accommodating to her/his own time and features. In this regard, we are studying novel methodologies to reverse the design of complex production systems and adopt a responsible approach based on the study and analysis of users’ needs and capabilities. The final goal is that of developing smart and easy to use interfaces, which can be used also by less experienced or physically and cognitively impaired workers so that they ultimately can be included in job positions that require high attentional skills to interact with a robot or a complex plant.

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VALERIA VILLANI
VALERIA VILLANIAssistant Professor
valeria.villani@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 0522 52 3533

Valeria Villani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia since 2017…

NICOLA BATTILANI
NICOLA BATTILANIPhD student
nicola.battilani@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 3356025172

I am a PhD student at the doctorate school in Industrial Innovation Engineering located at DISMI of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, since 2015. I received my master and bachelor degrees…

LORENZO SABATTINI
LORENZO SABATTINIAssociate Professor
lorenzo.sabattini@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 052252 3528/2666

My main research interests are in the field of multi-robot systems and decentralized control. In particular, I’m working on coordination of multi-robot systems, decentralized…

CESARE FANTUZZI
CESARE FANTUZZIFull Professor
cesare.fantuzzi@unimore.it
Phone: +39 0522 522 213

Cesare has over 25 years of experience in the area of industrial automation and robotics, with a solid scientific background certified by over 200 publications in leading …

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