A Study of Movement Characteristics in Fine Operations Using TV Monitor

Hiroshi Ichikawa, Hiroo Hirose, Yoshito Yamamoto, Takeshi Ozaki

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In the manufacturing industry, fine processing tasks advance as the products become smaller. These tasks are usually carried out by industrial robots and automation systems to improve the quality and reliability of products. However, there are a lot of tasks such as products finishing and adjusting/inspecting the finished products that workers have to do at their work sites. Therefore, an analysis of the learning process of work with micromotion, performance assessment and workload assessment are important subjects. This study examines the effect of monitor magnification on worker's motion and workload for positioning as an example of micro-manipulation tasks. We describe motion time and heat rate (HR) to measure workload in the positioning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-466
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume435 PART II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014



  • Fine operation
  • Movement characteristics
  • TV monitor
  • Workload

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