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Melinda Sabo

Ergonomics

Successfully defended: New PhD at IfADo

Melinda Sabo successfully defended her dissertation at Ruhr-Universität Bochum on January 25. The cognitive scientist has been working as a research assistant at IfADo in the Department of Ergonomics since 2020.
Symbol picture human operates robot arm

Ergonomics

SOPRANO Project Launch

In late 2023, the SOPRANO project was launched, a research project focusing on innovations in the field of human-robot collaboration. Along with other European companies and research institutions, IfADo is also involved. The project is part of the EU's Horizon …
Symbol picture: Human and robot hand in hand

Ergonomics

FELICE Update: Training workers for cobot interaction

Creating a successful collaboration between human and cobot does not only require designing the robot itself. Humans also need to understand the peculiarities of having a cobot as a team member. Therefore, as part of the FELICE project, researchers at IfADo …
FELICE Robot

Ergonomics

FELICE Update: Designing usable interfaces

When humans and robots are supposed to collaborate, successful communication is an important factor. A key component to such communication is the design of user interfaces. As part of the FELICE project, researchers at IfADo are taking steps to build …
Team meeting with five members in a glass room.

Research

FELICE H2020 Project: Research Update by IfADo

The IfADo researchers completed a focus group survey to find out what concerns are among workers when collaborating with a mobile robot colleague.
Robot arm in the lab

Ergonomics

FELICE: IfADo’s task

Introduction human-robot collaboration does not necessarily result in improving work. From the point of ergonomics, automation technology should also result an increase in human well-being. This is one major focus in the FELICE project.

Ergonomics

Working memory: Preparing for the unknown

Working memory, also called short-term memory, was long theorised to have the core task of actively storing information over a short period of time. Nowadays, working memory is considered more complex, because processes such as information selection and the …

Ergonomics

Work interruptions have a greater impact on older people

In everyday working life, people are often interrupted in their tasks. After the phone has rung, for example, it is difficult to concentrate on the original task again. The selection of working memory content is impaired after an interruption. Observations …