2004
Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Samenvatting

Collaboratieve robots (cobots) zullen een prominente plaats innemen op de productievloer van de aankomende vierde industriële revolutie. Het is vandaag echter onbekend hoe operatoren zich positioneren ten aanzien van deze cobot(r)evolutie. Deze exploratieve studie onderzocht met een vragenlijst en een kort semi-gestructureerd interview de ervaren baanbedreiging door en accepteerbaarheid van cobots en cobotfunctionaliteiten bij (toekomstige) operatoren ( = 83). De resultaten wezen op een beperkte aanvankelijk ervaren baanbedreiging. Deze ervaring steeg wel significant op het einde van de vragenlijst – waar de participanten intussen meer hadden geleerd over cobots – naar een nog steeds neutrale score, mogelijk omdat (toekomstige) operatoren twijfelen aan de betrouwbaarheid en capaciteiten van cobots. Daarnaast werd een hogere accepteerbaarheid gevonden voor cobotfunctionaliteiten die fysieke werktaken en kwaliteitscontrole omvatten, terwijl cognitief geavanceerde en adaptieve cobots eerder een neutrale accepteerbaarheid uitlokten. De algemene accepteerbaarheid van cobots was voor de operatoren eerder positief. Opmerkelijk, toekomstige operatoren (studenten) scoorden significant wat lager voor de meeste studievariabelen in vergelijking met actueel tewerkgestelde operatoren. In deze bijdrage worden de beperkingen en implicaties voor de accepteerbaarheid en acceptatie van deze veelbelovende technologie geformuleerd.

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