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posted on 2015-03-23, 13:48 authored by Angel Sanchez-Salas, Yee GohYee Goh, Keith CaseKeith Case
This paper summarises the investigation of human interaction with external variability in a complex manual manufacturing process. Humans play a key role in complex manufacturing processes in industry and skilled operators carry out critical tasks in different industries such as aerospace, automotive and heavy-machinery. Most of these processes are difficult to automate due to the external variability presents in the processes. To understand how humans are coping with this variability and successfully delivering a product complying with the standards required is fundamental in order to automate the process.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Manufacturing the Future 2014


SANCHEZ, A., GOH, Y.M. and CASE, K., 2014. Human interaction with variability in manual manufacturing processes. A case study. Presented at: The 3rd Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference, 23rd-24th September 2014, Glasgow Science Centre.


EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation and the University of Strathclyde


SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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