Human-Machine Interaction Safety in Manufacturing: a Scoping Review.
Authors: Ilaria Lombardi, Sonia Capece, M.G.L Monaco, Mario Buono
Abstract: As a consequence of robotics integration in industrial production processes, physical and mental stress levels due to human-machine interaction increased, potentially increasing production errors and worker injuries. A systematic scoping review of the literature published in the last 20 years was carried out via PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Embase to answer this question: 'What is known from the current literature about the effects of human-machine interaction in the workplace?'. The analysis highlighted that the main problems were due to the lack of ergonomy in the work organisation, especially regarding cognitive aspects, and the reduced attention threshold associated with the monotony and repetitiveness of the work tasks. Training and information were the essential aspects in managing the reduction of accidents, also using new technologies such as cross-reality.
Keywords: Human Factors, Human Machine Interaction, Manufacturing, Safety, Risk Analysis
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