Sociotechnical design of industrial transport vehicle and its interaction with humans in manufacturing systems
The future of robotics keeps great challenges ready, especially when it comes to Human-Machine-Interaction. The robot EMILI is developed for a direct interaction with humans and represents a novel class of equipment in manufacturing systems. It features an innovative display-design, which enables a new kind of communication with human individuals. EMILI's design is based on different scientific models - as a usability measure, we verified the development advance with the initial purpose of the display and performed an investigative survey, which uncovered misleading features of the display and led to improvement potential in design and user experience.