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The aim of this work was the development of a reference framework and methodology for the technical feasibility study of the use of collaborative robots in manufacturing SMEs. According to our previous study, the technical factor is one of the five evaluation variables for decision-making for the incorporation of Cobots in workstations, being them:...
Two of the most important enabling Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies are computational simulation (CS) and Digital Twin (DT). Both technologies have myriad applications in fields as diverse as medicine or manufacturing. Although there is still no agreement on the difference between CS and DT, it is being accepted that a CS represents real systems th...
Consumers increasingly require customized products, which demands manufacturers to be more flexible in their manufacturing systems. Working in work cells could give a favorable response to that issue and collaborative robots (cobots) could be used doing simple and repetitive tasks complementing the activities of specialized workers, improving the speed and quality of products. The aim of this research project is the construction of a framework and a toolkit for the technical, ergonomic and economic evaluation of the incorporation of Cobots in work cells, thereby improving the work floor perfomance . The specific objectives are: (1) Develop a framework for conducting technical feasibility analyses to define whether a manual activity can be performed efficiently by a robot. (2) Create a framework to analyse whether the introduction of a Cobot can improve the physical conditions of the operator by reducing work-related biomechanical stress. (3) Create a framework to analyse the economic value added to the end customer thanks to the introduction of Cobots. (4) Develop a framework to carry out a cost / benefit analysis due to the introduction of Cobost in workstations and (5) validate the applicability of said reference frameworks and the toolkit in a case study in an argentine SME.