Using a formal high-level language and an automated manikin to automatically generate assembly instructions
Journal article, 2014

This paper presents an approach to automatically generate predetermined motion time system (PMTS) based assembly instruction lists from simulations within digital human modelling (DHM) software. A formal high-level instruction language is used to instruct an automated manikin to perform assembly operations. The manikin, the language and the assembled objects are composed into a discrete model. In a post-computational step, the model is used to construct PMTS instruction lists by mapping the manikin motions, assembled objects and the language instructions onto a set of PMTS keywords. The described approach is implemented in the DHM software IMMA and tested on industrial cases of manual assembly in the automotive industry.


Peter Mårdberg

Johan Carlson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Niclas Delfs

Stefan Gustafsson

Daniel Högberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Lars Hanson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation

1742-5557 (eISSN)

Vol. 4 3 233-249

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering


Areas of Advance


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