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Simulation and analysis of complex human tasks for manufacturing
Author(s): Norman I. Badler; Welton M. Becket; Bonnie L. Webber
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Paper Abstract

We discuss how the combination of a realistic human figure with a high-level behavioral control interface allow the construction of detailed simulations of humans performing manual tasks from which inferences about human performance requirements can be made. The Jack human modeling environment facilitates the real-time simulation of humans performing sequences of tasks such as walking, lifting, reaching, and grasping in a complex simulation environment. Analysis capabilities include strength, reachability, and visibility; moreover results from these tests can affect an unfolding simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2596, Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227222
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Norman I. Badler, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Welton M. Becket, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Bonnie L. Webber, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2596:
Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing
Ronald Lumia, Editor(s)

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