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Formal model of human material-handling tasks for control of manufacturing systems

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3 Author(s)
Dongmin Shin ; Ind. Eng. Dept., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA ; Wysk, R.A. ; Rothrock, L.

To achieve an effective integration framework for manufacturing systems, a formal model of a system is highly desired. In spite of significant work on automated manufacturing systems, human operators still play a critical role in virtually every system, especially for material-handling processes. To build a model for control and analysis of a system where a human operator is integrated, a formal functional specification of a human material handler (MH) is presented in a hierarchical framework. Two types of human operational errors associated with material-handling tasks are also classified and discussed. A shop floor control example is provided to illustrate the proposed modeling framework

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 4 )