In industrial assembly and logistics processes, repetitive lifting of heavy loads, overhead work or forced postures lead to severe physical stress, which results in high personnel absenteeism rates and low work attractiveness. This paper is oriented towards the Operator 5.0 idea and presents a novel concept for the combined use of sensory exoskeletons and driverless transport vehicles aiming to improve working ergonomics and productivity. Based on functional and process requirements, a system architecture and control software as well as intelligent methods for human-technology interaction are presented. Both an automated, process- and employee-specific material provision and an informational and physical improvement of work ergonomics are pursued. The developed concept is validated in the article by exemplary application to storage and assembly processes in automobile handling.
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