Collaboration with High-Payload Industrial Robots: Simulation for Safety
When operators and industrial robots are sharing the same task, there are multiple factors, which effect if a system is safe for the human operator or not. In general this is solved by introducing Collaborative Robot for cooperation, but what happens when we would extend our already existing production facilities with newer comfort features?
In this paper we propose to include industrial robots and humans executing the same task, while their safety is supervised by a simulation environment, where all necessary precautions are taken. The task is a simple nut-screw operation, where the industrial robot is executing the hard lifting part for the screw and the human holds the nut to be screwed on the screw. Results are demonstrated through simulation and in reality also.