There will also be many scenarios and uses in the future where mixed teams of robots and humans are superior to entirely robotic machine systems.
Cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human or robot teams alone, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Gottingen in Germany and colleagues simulated a process from production logistics, such as the typical supply of materials for use in the car or engineering industries.A team of human drivers, a team of robots and a mixed team of humans and robots were assigned transport tasks using vehicles. The time they needed was measured by researchers.The results, published in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, were that the mixed team of humans and robots were able to beat the other teams.
The researchers from the various disciplines of business administration, computer science and sociology of work and industry highlighted the requirements for successful human-machine interaction.The researchers said that companies should pay more attention to their employees in the technical implementation of automation.