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Social implications of robotics in manufacturing industry (IR@MI)

Social implications of robotics in manufacturing industry (IR@MI)
Project team:

Moniz, António (Project leader); Michael Decker; Eva Zschieschang

Funding:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Start date:

2012

End date:

2014

Project partners:

Institute for Vocational Pedagogics, KIT (Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer); IfA - Institute for Anthropomatics, KIT (Dr.-Ing. Tamim Asfour); Institut für Soziologie, Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften (Institute of sociology, media and cultural studies), KIT (Prof. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer)

Research group:

Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Project description

The traditional idea that automation is a technological milestone with evident economic and unquestionable benefits is still an approach that ignores research on the relation of automation to work organization. Integrative tasks as well as control tasks can be taken over by human workers. Humans are also better at dealing with unexpected events to keep production lines running. But this perspective has been continuously threatened through technocentric approaches that aim to avoid the involvement of humans in the automated production systems.

The project envisages to contribute for a national research network of social scientists in the field of industrial and professional robotics, and to identify insights gained from research on robotics in manufacturing industry with the purpose of transferring these insights into other working fields (e.g. service robotics in health care).Knowledge rom those other fields can also be applied to industrial robotics and professional service robotics.

This start-up project also envisages to contribute to link research areas of "Humans and Technology" (MuT) and "Anthropomatics and Robotics" (AuR) at KIT in the application field of manufacturing and in the production sector. It will identify relevant research questions about the possibility of developing safer robot systems in closer human-machine interaction systems at the manufacturing shop floor level, and it will prepare the basis for a strategic research agenda for KIT in the field of social implications of robotics and autonomous systems.

For further information on the IR@MI network: http://sites.fct.unl.pt/iraminetwork/

Workshop "Worker-Robot interaction in manufacturing industry", Karlsruhe, October, 25-26, 2012

Publications


2015
Presentations
Moniz, A. B.; Krings, B. J.
Robotic systems and participative strategies.
2015. Seminar on Administrative and Technical Staff Working Conditions, Milano, I, October 27, 2015 
2014
Presentations
Moniz, A.
Technology assessment (TA) of human-robot interaction (HRI) in complex working systems (CWS).
2014. Horizon 2020 Robotics Information Day, Luxembourg, L, January 13-14, 2014 
Moniz, A. B.
Presentation of project Technology Assessment (TA) of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in Complex Working Systems (CWS).
2014. Information Day for Horizon 2020 Call 1 and 2 Objective: ICT 23 and ICT 24 Robotics (2014), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, January 13–14, 2014 
Moniz, A.; Krings, B. J.
Social innovation aspects of human-robot interaction in manufacturing.
2014. 18th World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, J, July 16, 2014 
Posters
Moniz, A.; Maia, M. J.; Krings, B.; Decker, M.
Technology assessment (TA) of human-robot interaction (HRI) in complex working systems (CWS).
2014. Horizon 2020 Robotics Information Day, Luxembourg, L, January 13-14, 2014 
2013
Journal Articles
Moniz, A. B.
Human-Robot Interaction in Industrial Working Environments. Results from a Start-up Project.
2013. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 22 (1), 65–69 
Conference Papers
Moniz, A. B.
Organizational concepts and interactions between humans and robots in industrial environments.
2013. IEEE-RAS-IARP Joint Workshop on Technical Challenges for Dependable Robots in Human Environment (IROS 2013), Tokyo, J, November 3, 2013 Papers published online DRHE2013_PM3 
Presentations
Moniz, A. B.
Organizational concepts and interaction between humans and robots in industrial environments.
2013. IEEE-RAS-IARP Joint Workshop on Technical Challenges for Dependable Robots in Human Environment (IROS 2013), Tokyo, J, November 3, 2013 
2012
Book Chapters
Moniz, A. B.
Anthropocentric-based robotic and autonomous systems: assessment for new organisational options.
2012. Decker, M. [Hrsg.] Robo- and Informationethics : Some Fundamentals Berlin [u.a.] : LIT Verl., 2012 (Hermeneutics and Anthropology/Hermeneutik und Anthropologie ; Bd.3), 123–157 
Journal Articles
Moretto, S. M.; Palma, A. P.; Moniz, A. B.
Constructive technology assessment in railway: The case of high-speed train industry.
2012. International Journal of Railway Technology, 1 (3), 73–95 
Presentations
Moniz, A.
Where has the debates on social involvement on HRI gone?.
2012. Workshop on Worker-Robot Interaction in Manufacturing Industry, Karlsruhe, October 25-26, 2012 
Moniz, A. B.
Complex working environments and the human-robot interaction. Challenges for the design of work organisation.
2012. Biennial Conf.of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Copenhagen, DK, October 17-20, 2012 
Moniz, A. B.
Robotica aplicada as actividades produtivas: desenvolvimentos inovadores e avaliacao das implicacoes sociais.
2012. VII Congresso Portugues de Sociologia: Sociedade, crise e reconfigurações (2012), Porto, Portugal, June 19–21, 2012 

Contact

Prof. Dr. António B. Moniz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-24189
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