Industrial Social Robots (SOBOTS) to Enhance Smart Production Systems

Stelian Brad 1*

1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Memorandumului Str., No. 4, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Robotica & Management, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 09-20

Abstract: This paper explores the potential use of social robots in smart manufacturing industries, presenting several use cases where such robots could bring benefits. The design considerations for developing social robots that can effectively operate in industrial production environments are also discussed, using the TRIZ methodology. Furthermore, the paper highlights the advantages of using social robots together with traditional robots in some use cases. The aim is to provide insights on how social robots can be designed and utilized to improve efficiency, safety, and worker satisfaction in smart industrial production systems.

Keywords: social robots, smart manufacturing, TRIZ, design considerations, implementation cases.

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