Human machine interaction

New forms of human machine interaction carry a huge potential that requires human centered design to be exploited. The application of these technologies will change the role of the humans in interaction with technology. Through human-robot cooperation and human-robot coexistence, there is the potential to significantly relieve people through robotics.

However, the design of these work situations must lead to work situations that remain controllable for employees and in which the person "sets the bar". For system developers and system users in particular, basic ethical training is therefore crucial in order to ensure human-centred work design. There is also a considerable need for training in ergonomic content for developers of robotic systems to cooperate with humans. The technical design process must take into account in particular the speed of the qualification system and the initial skills of the employees. Giving employees extensive IT technical training in order to be able to use a digital system adequately requires time and the establishment of a corresponding readiness to use these IT systems. A well-founded process of psychological change management is crucial for good work science design, but also for the efficient use of digitized systems. Principles such as participation in change processes or timely integration of appropriate qualification are required in order to meet the expectations for digital systems in a timely and promptly manner.

What such challenges mean for those involved and how they can be met will be discussed in this session.

Session Chair Prof. Klaus Bengler
Session Theme 3 Humans and machines