Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Manuscript received August 9, 2022; revised October 19, 2022; accepted November 11, 2022.
Abstract—In this study, we produced a testing model for evaluating the movement force involved in the hand guidance of a collaborative robot (CoBot). Hand guiding is a new concept in the field of CoBots and is one of the main topics of the International Organization for Standardization’s Technical Specifications 15066. The movement force of a four-degrees-of-freedom ceiling-mounted CoBot in a workspace was analyzed in this study. The research proposed a new method to evaluate the hand guiding operation of a CoBot: first, the movement force was measured; second, an image model was produced using these measurements; third, the movement forces for a workspace were analyzed; finally, using these image models, conclusions and recommendations were formulated, detailing the safety requirements of hand guiding operations.
Keywords—hand guiding, collaborative robot (CoBot), ISO/TS 15066
Cite: Yun-Ju Chuang, Yin-Tung Sun, Ho Chang, and Tsing-Tshih Tsung, "Measuring the Movement Force of a CoBot to Evaluate Hand Guiding Operation," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 91-98, March 2023. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.12.2.91-98
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