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Leuven

Flanders Make vzw

Ergonomic assembly process scoring using Blender

Bedrijfsomschrijving


Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. Our mission is to strengthen the long-term international competitiveness of the Flemish manufacturing industry. That’s why we work together with SMEs and large companies on pre-competitive, industry-driven technological research, resulting in concrete product and production innovation in the vehicle industry, the manufacturing industry, and production environments.

Functieomschrijving

Goal of the internship

Operators are still much more flexible than robots and machines to execute assembly tasks. They can easily switch tasks, they can easily move around, they can easily communicate, work together, correct mistakes, … However operators are facing work environments which often do not take their ergonomic wellbeing into account. Too long or too much repetition of overloaded actions will lead to absence of the operator.

Ergonomic studies based on questionnaires contain tables with ergonomic scores for detailed tasks, e.g. the RULA score. Other scoring systems use formulas which relate weight and distance to the ergonomic load. In order to take the ergonomic load of an operator into account in the design process, a designer must estimate the movements that an operator will execute when performing his tasks and relate these movements to the correct score.

The goal of this internship is to extend Flanders Make current workflow to easily measure the effect of operator changes (dependent on different body parameters), equipment changes and task changes (task sequence replaced by repetitive movements) to improve the operator work environment and supplement the work flow with a browser-based designer interface, such as JupyterLab. Criteria for this interface will be visualization capabilities and designer UI experience. For the movement simulation and ergonomic evaluation, you can start from a Blender – Python workflow that we have in-house developed.

Learning target: You will learn the fundamentals of ergonomic scoring and optimization, making a browser-based UI, how to test software, how to present your work for an audience, ...

Profiel

  •  Bachelor degree in mechatronic or software engineering;
  • Desired skills:
    • knowledge of fundamental concepts of an assembly environment, inverse kinematics and 3D rendering, and
    • previous programming experience with Python and Blender are highly recommended.
  • Passionate about research and new technologies with focus on applications for machines or mechatronic systems.
  • Result oriented, responsible, proactive, eager to learn and a team player.
  • A good communicator, able to communicate in English.

Only EEA or Swiss nationals can be accepted for internships due to work permit regulations.

We bieden aan

Practical Data

This assignment is an internship but can also be executed by a thesis student from a local university.

The assignment is for min 4 month to maximum 6 months and takes place at the offices of Flanders Make offices located in Leuven, Belgium.

For internship:

All software and hardware needed for the execution of the project will be provided by Flanders Make.

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