Cognitive Work Protection - a new approach for occupational safety in human-machine interaction

Christian Neu, Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Su-Kyoung Kim, Marc Tabie, Christian Linn, Dirk Werth

In: Fred D. Davis, René Riedl, Jan vom Brocke, Pierre-Majorique Léger, Adriane B. Randolph (editor). Information Systems and Neuroscience NeuroIS Retreat 2018. Pages 211-220 ISBN 978-3-030-01087-4 Springer 11/2018.


Previous occupational safety concepts in human-machine interaction scenarios are based on the principle of spatial separation, reduction of collision force or distance monitoring between humans and robots. Collaborative robot systems and semi-automated machines are working closely with people in more and more areas, both spatially and functionally. Therefor a new approach for occupational safety in close human-machine collaboration scenarios is presented. It relies on a real-time EEG measurement of human workers with brain computer interfaces and a subsequent adjustment of the robot system based on the detected cognitive states


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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