Using a Formal High-level Language to Instruct Manikins to Assemble Cables

P. Mårdberg, J.S. Carlson, R. Bohlin, N. Delfs, S. Gustafsson, L. Hanson, Procedia CIRP 23, 29-34, 2014.


In this paper, a formal high-level language is used to generate simulations where a manikin assembles flexible cables. The language generates assembly instructions for the manikin, which automatically performs the corresponding assembly motion with as good ergonomic as possible. Due to weight, stiffness and narrow regions, it may be difficult to perform an assembly of the cable. Our approach allows us to verify that it may be performed in an ergonomically sound way. The generated instructions are formally verified to ensure that assembly order is held and to prevent erroneous assembly states. The simulations have been made on industrial test cases.


Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mårdberg, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
  • JS. Carlson, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
  • R. Bohlin, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
  • N. Delfs, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
  • S. Gustafsson, IPS AB
  • L. Hanson, Scania AB

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