Towards autonomous construction equipment: supporting on-site collaboration between automatons and humans
- Post by: Tobias Larsson
- 30th April 2020
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To support the application of automated machines andcollaborative robots in unstructured environments like in the mining,agriculture and construction sector the needs of the human co-workershould be investigated to ensure a safe and productive collaboration.The empirical study presented includes the prototyping of a solution forhuman-machine communication, which has been supported by a designthinking approach. An understanding of the human needs had beencreated through jobsite observations and semi-structured interviewswith human workforces working in close proximity to heavy mobileequipment. The results shows that trust and communication have a bigimpact on the jobsite collaboration.
Human-Robot Collaboration, Autonomous Machines, Construction Sites, User Experience, Design Thinking, Human-Robot Trust, Human-Robot Teamwork
Frank, M., R. Ruvald, C. Johansson Askling, T. Larsson, A. Larsson, (2019), Towards autonomous construction equipment: supporting on-site collaboration between automatons and humans, In: International Journal of Product Development, ISSN 1477-9056, E-ISSN 1741-8178, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 292-308. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPD.2019.105496