Robot ergonomics: Towards human-centred and robot-inclusive design

R. Sosa, M. Montiel, E. B. Sandoval, R. E. Mohan

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This paper presents a cross-disciplinary approach to the design of robots and the designed environments they will inhabit and the objects they will operate in applications of social and service robotics. Such an approach brings together roboticists, architects, product, and interior designers in realizing new ways of collaboration to design innovative spaces and products that are ergonomically designed for diverse users as well as for robots. A design paradigm is proposed for realizing successful robot-inclusive designs using a case study of door handles to test our robot ergonomic principles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018
EditorsDorian Marjanovic, Mario Storga, Stanko Skec, Nenad Bojcetic, Neven Pavkovic
Place of PublicationZagrab, Croatia
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Univ. of Zagreb
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Design Conference 2018 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN
ISSN (Print)1847-9073


ConferenceInternational Design Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleDESIGN 2018
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  • Architectural design
  • Ergonomics
  • Robotics
  • Technology development

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