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Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments

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Robotics on industrial environments: integration, between worker and robotic equipments. Formation as key.

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Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments

  1. 1. German Carro Fernandez* , Sergio Martin Gutierrez, Elio Sancristobal Ruiz, Manuel Castro Gil, Francisco Mur Perez Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) Madrid, Spain
  2. 2. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions This contribution was solely written by students and/or doctoral candidates.
  3. 3. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org -Actually robots are become a useful tools in several environments -Automation needs robots, they are a new important tool in the industries and markets -Integration of robots and human being at work place is needed to increase the efficiency… but sometimes is difficult achieve it OR knowledge is the key! Let’s go to see Why! Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  4. 4. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Objective: Reflects the importance that formation and training may have in:  Integration of automation at workplace  Efficiency and productivity  Security: reduce risk at workplace  Improve working conditions,… …in automation and industrial environment, for workers accept robots as a tool and not as the enemy Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  5. 5. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions
  6. 6. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Today only the companies that modernized earlier than their competitors are able to survive…  During decades the industry has grown:  Increase the automation in its process  Improve the worker place conditions (Trade Unions)  Increase the efficiency adding robots Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  7. 7. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org …but things are changing because international financial crisis has shown that the solution is not on increase robots  Solutions comes with the increase the efficiency:  Use robots as worker tool  Increase the training and formation of worker  Increase the qualification of workers Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  8. 8. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions
  9. 9. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Part of the mistrust generated by robots in society is caused by the assumption of certain statements that are considered true, when actually they are not  Reduce the number of workers for robot used  Not usually, in fact introducing a robot increase the number of workers (maintenance, control, supervision)  Increase the qualification of workers (or must be) Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  10. 10. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org  Robot does not need human support  Once more: maintenance, control supervision  Only human experience is able to capture the industrial process.  Increasing the efficiency by robots only  To increase the efficiency is required a good integration of the robot in the production process. So is needed a good integration of the new tool with the worker  Only a tool can not increase anything but the industrial costs Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  11. 11. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions
  12. 12. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org The way in which the use and mission of robots are introduced to workers will be critical to their quick acceptance …  Human role in front of the robot:  Robot increase the safety, can be used for repetitive and unpleasant activities, etc., so human worker risks are reduced  The control of the robot need new extra shifts will be created, resulting in the need for new staff to take these extra shifts, which will facilitate the creation of new jobs Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  13. 13. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org …the advantages of training and formation  Human worker in front of robot as tool:  Increase the skills of workers, so increase their qualification  As in other tools, workers must have the experience to understand the possibilities, characteristics, limitations, possible failures and maintenance needs of the new robot with which they operate  Qualifications would not be possible if workers were constantly replaced Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  14. 14. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org …the responsibility of improve the category of worker  Workers as supervisors have to know:  The abilities and limitations of the robot  Workplace and robot: security conditions for the robot and interaction with humans  Monitoring the robot, replacement or repair  Limits of productive capacity of the robot Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  15. 15. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions
  16. 16. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org One possible consequence of the international crisis is the search for a new industrial economic structure based on rational automation  No workers => no consumption => no need to increase production because there will not be demand  So fired must be discarded if it wants increase the efficiency and profits  Increase the motivation of workers: bring they stability in their job  Formation and training with the new tool: the robot  Increase their responsibility  Promoting in their career as reward Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  17. 17. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org New issues about this new workers  New challenges  Flexibility to use the new tool  Adaptability to the new situation  Student to know the new tool  Practitioner to prove the new tool  New careers  Supervisor  Trainer Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  18. 18. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments • Introduction • Brief history review • Mistrust by robots • The new Option: Training and Integration • Adaptability and flexibility: training versus repetition • Conclusions
  19. 19. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org Formation, training and a good level of information about the new tool (the robot) is the key to achieve the integration of automation + robots + human being, in an industrial environment. The main argument used by unions to reject robotic equipment is the loss of jobs is solved by transparent for the introduction of the robot into the company. A good communication is very important Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  20. 20. German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org The fear from workers to be shifted to the background in industry is solved by trained of workers, and promote them, based on their new responsibilities Try it…and look at the results, but remember, robot has always an ‘off’ button Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  21. 21. Authors acknowledge the support provided by:  IEEE Spanish Section  Engineering Science School of UNED  Computer Science School of UNED  UNED University  Karbo School, Zaragoza University, EduQTech.  IEEE Student Branch of UNED  IEEE Education Society  IEEE Foundation Authors are especially grateful to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (DIEEC) of UNED for its support and advice in the preparation of this paper German Carro Fernandez germancf@ieee.org This contribution was solely written by students and/or doctoral candidates. Formation in robotics, the key to integration in industrial environments
  22. 22. German Carro Fernandez* , Sergio Martin Gutierrez, Elio Sancristobal Ruiz, Manuel Castro Gil, Francisco Mur Perez Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) Madrid, Spain

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