Collaborative robotics: a literature overview from the perspective of production management

Keywords: collaborative robotics, cobot, industry 4.0, systematic literature review


Purpose: This paper aims to understand the specificities inherent to collaborative robotics from the perspective of production and operations management, as well as to identify opportunities for future research on the topic. Methodology/Approach: A systematic literature review was carried out through Scopus and Web of Science databases. This procedure covered 84 articles published between 1997 and 2018. Findings: The study revealed the issues most addressed in the research on Collaborative robots (Cobots), the most cited works, and the research approaches adopted. Research Limitation/implication: The sample was extracted from only two international databases excluding publications in the form of books and articles from other databases. Originality/Value of paper: The study reveals some specificities regarding the application and development of COBOTs, as well as their advantages and drawbacks in the scope of production management.


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Author Biographies

Juliano Endrigo Sordan, Federal University of São Carlos
Graduate at Administração de Empresas from Centro Universitário de Araraquara (2000) and master's at Engenharia de Produção from USP - Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (2005). Has experience in Administration, focusing on Administration of the Production.
Marcio Lopes Pimenta, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Associate Editor of the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR). He got a PhD in Production Engineering at Federal University of São Carlos, a Master's degree in Business Administration at Federal University of Uberlândia and a degree in Business Administration at UEMG. He has experience in the area of Business ​​Administration, with emphasis on Supply Chain Management and Marketing. He has been active in research on Interfunctional Integration in several contexts.
Pedro Carlos Oprime, Federal University of São Carlos
Bachelor's at Engenharia de Producao from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (1989), master's at Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (1995) and doctorate at Ciencias da informação e comunicação from Université Paul Cézanne Aix Marseille III (2001). Has experience in Production Engineering, focusing on Guarantee of Quality control
Yasmine Tomasella Rodrigues, University of São Paulo
Graduation at Direito from Centro Universitário Euripedes de Marília (2008).  Master´s in progress in Administração de Organizações . Universidade de São Paulo
Clesio Aparecido Marinho, Federal University of São Carlos
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma consultant. Master in Production Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). Graduated in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management, Postgraduate in Business Management, from FUNDACE USP. Have you participated in projects to implement Quality Programs? ISO 9001 in APL companies in Sertãozinho, through projects sponsored by SEBRAE São Paulo in the Business Incubator Program and the CEISE QUALIFICA Program? Partnership between SEBRAE / USP São Carlos. He participated in consulting projects for large companies, in improving management processes, implementing performance indicators, and in Judicial Reorganization processes. Developed and provided training on various topics on Quality and Productivity. He is currently a professor at FATEC - Faculty of Technology, Campus Sertãozinho, teaching the disciplines of Business Project Management, Integrated Management Systems, Fundamentals of Quality Management and Strategic Planning and Management, and responsible for the FATEC Jr. Company in the Sertãozinho unit.


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How to Cite
Sordan, J. E., Pimenta, M. L., Oprime, P. C., Rodrigues, Y. T., & Marinho, C. A. (2021). Collaborative robotics: a literature overview from the perspective of production management. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 7.
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