Makoto Nikaido

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We have proposed "attentive workbench (AWB)", a new cell production system in which an intelligent system supports human workers. Recognizing worker's condition and intention, the system supports workers from both physical and information aspects. This paper deals with physical assembly support using self-moving parts trays. The system delivers necessary(More)
In recent years, manufacturers are required to maintain wide variety of product lineups according to diversifying consumer trends. Instead of conventional manufacturing lines, cell production systems, in which a single human worker assembles each product from start to finish almost manually, have come into wide use in order to accommodate diversified(More)
We have proposed "attentive workbench (AWB)," a deskwork support system. Using cameras, projectors, and self-moving trays, the system supports human user from both physical and informational aspects. In this paper, an interface between the user and AWB based on pointing gestures is developed. Considering the usage of AWB, a simple and reliable interface(More)
The attentive workbench (AWB) is a new cell production system that supports human workers physically and informationally. Here we focus on physical assembly support through parts delivery, using automatically-moving parts trays. We quantitatively evaluated processing time in actual assembly experiments employing an implemented AWB system.
In recent years, manufacturers are required to maintain wide variety of product lineups according to diversifying consumer trends. Instead of conventional manufacturing lines, cell production systems, in which a single human worker assembles each product from start to finish almost manually, have come into wide use in order to accommodate diversified(More)