Sustainable human-robot co-production for the bicycle industry

Doris Aschenbrenner*, Åsa Fasth Berglund, Matthijs Netten, Zoltan Rusak, Johan Stahre

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Abstract

Bicycle production has not changed much over the last 100 years, it is still performed mainly by manual labor in mass production. During the global pandemic, the demand for ecologically friendly and customized transport has increased. Hence, customers start to impose the same requirements on bikes as on cars: they want more customized products and short delivery time. This publication describes an approach to transform bicycle manufacturing towards human-robot co-production to enable smaller batch sizes and production on-shoring. We list the challenges of this transformation, our applied methods, and presents preliminary results of the cobot-driven prototypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-862
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event54th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Ssystems, CMS 2021 - Patras, Greece
Duration: 22 Sep 202124 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Assembly
  • Automation analysis
  • Bicycles
  • Cobots
  • Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing

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