Organisational Challenges of Human-Robot Interaction Systems in Industry: Human Resources Implications

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In this paper, the social aspects related to new concepts on the complex work environments (CWE) will be analysed, especially those that configure the design of work organisation systems with automated equipment. In such environments, the work with autonomous systems (AS) represents specific options in the design of workplaces. This means that human resources management (HRM) is becoming more decisive for a successful design of a complex and automated system. Traditionally, it was thought that automation would replace operational work and the importance of the dimension of human resource would become less decisive for management option. Most recent studies are demonstrating total different conclusions. We intend to present here some of those results. Another topic covered by this article is the relation of humans with computers in their working environment. That means the role of agents in the human–computer interaction (HCI) (robots, human operators, other automated machinery, sensors) and the implications in the management of human resources. The technology development represents also a challenge for managerial options.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationHuman Resource Management and Technological Challenges
EditorsC Machado, JP Davim
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02617-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameManagement and Industrial Engineering
PublisherSpringer International Publishing

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