Concurrent Engineering for Occupational Safety and Health.
Graham-JH; Karwowski-W; Parsaei-H
Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 1995 Dec:67 pages
The improvement of robot workcell safety was studied using concurrent engineering techniques. Two components of this project were conducted simultaneously: study of the integration of safety systems in robotic workcells and the use of interactive computer graphics to study workcell ergonomic design. The quality function deployment approach was used to provide an overall evaluation of the project. Prototypes for the sensory based robot system and the interactive computer graphics workcell design system were successfully completed and tested. The abstraction of design information was described as the major issue contributing to the successful development of the sensory integration robot safety system in this project. This factor fostered collaboration among team members associated with different aspects of the design process. The authors conclude that the concurrent engineering approach to sensory integration in robot safety systems was successful in allowing the development of a common project environment.
NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Safety-programs; Robotics; Safety-engineering; Industrial-engineering; Work-environment; Automation;
Final Cooperative Agreement Report;
Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky