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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 (Hrsg.). 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