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Beyond Pure Technology – The Cognitive and Organisational Impacts of Cobots

PUBLICATION DATE: 12 December, 2022
PUBLICATION AUTHOR/S: Tomidei, L, Sick, N, and Guertler, M; Frijat, L; Carmichael, M; Paul, G; Wambsganss, A; Hernandez Moreno, V; Hussain, S

Work environments are radically changing with the adoption of new technologies. As the trend for automation grows collaborative robots or “cobots” are being increasingly adopted by organisations from various industries. As opposed to traditional industrial robots, collaborative robots are complex socio-technical systems that allow close interaction between robots and humans. As a result, these systems can have significant impact on the physical and mental well-being of individuals, and safety can be ensured only by addressing physical, cognitive, and organisational factors.

This study aims to provide an understanding of the work practices and behaviours in relation to the cognitive and organisational impact of cobots in Australian industries. By raising awareness of the key challenges and possible solutions to address them, this study provides contributions to academia and industry practice.

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA) 2022 conference paper presented on 8th December 2022.


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