ROBOT ERGONOMICS: TOWARDS HUMAN-CENTRED AND ROBOT-INCLUSIVE DESIGN
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Sosa, Ricardo; Montiel, Miguel; Sandoval, Eduardo B.; Mohan, Rajesh E.
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0137
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.
Keywords: technology development, architectural design, ergonomics, robotics