Virtual Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration

This page gives overall information about the project.

The objective of the Virtual Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration project (Vinnova Dnr 2015-03719) is to perform research and development actions needed for the creation of a simulation tool that facilitates efficient and valid simulation of human-robot collaboration and where the consideration of human variation is supported.

The demonstrator human-robot collaboration simulation tool developed will be used by industry for verifying and balancing human-robot collaboration. The industry will be able, in early design phases, to generate work instructions to a worker and programming code to a robot in an optimal workplace where robots’ and humans’ advantages are combined and utilised in a successful way.



Project leader

Lars Hanson, Scania AB / Chalmers / University of Skövde
Telephone: +46 707-890272


Lars Hanson (Professor), Scania AB / Chalmers / University of Skövde
Johan S Carlson (PhD), FCC
Robert Bohlin (PhD), FCC
Dan Högberg (Professor), University of Skövde
Erik Brolin (PhD), University of Skövde
Fredrik Ore (PhD student, Lic.), Scania / Mälardalen University
Domenico Spensieri (PhD student, Lic.), FCC / Chalmers
Pamela Ruiz Castro (MSc), University of Skövde
Aitor Iriondo Pascual (PhD student, University of Skövde)
Niclas Delfs (MSc), FCC
Peter Mårdberg (MSc), FCC


Academic institutions / Research organisations

- Chalmers University of Technology
- Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre (FCC)
- University of Skövde

Industrial partners

- Volvo Group Trucks Technology
- GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden
- Scania CV
- Volvo Car Group


The project is funded by:
- Vinnova, FFI - Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation
- The participating organisations

External Links



Hanson, L., Högberg, D., Carlson, J.S., Delfs, N., Brolin, E., Mårdberg, P., Spensieri, D., Björkenstam, S., Nyström, J., Ore, F. (2019). Industrial Path Solutions - Intelligently Moving Manikins. In: DHM and Posturography. Scataglini, S. and Paul, G. (Eds.). Elsevier Academic Press. pp. 115-124, ISBN 978-0-12-816713-7.

Ruiz Castro, P., Högberg, D., Ramsen, H., Bjursten, J., Hanson, L. (2018). Virtual simulation of human-robot collaboration workstations. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments, Bagnara, S., Tartaglia, R., Albolino. S., Alexander, T., Fujita, Y. (Eds.), pp. 250-261, ISBN 978-3-319-96076-0 (print), 978-3-319-96077-7 (online), DOI

Högberg, D., Brolin, E., Hanson, L. (2018). Concept of Formalized Test Procedure for Proactive Assessment of Ergonomic Value by Digital Human Modelling Tools in Lean Product Development. Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling. Cassenti, D.N. (Ed.). AHFE Conference, pp. 425-436, ISBN 978-3-319-60590-6.

Ore, F., Hanson, L., Wiktorsson, M. (2017). Method for design of human-industrial robot collaboration workstations. Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 11, pp. 4-12.

Brolin, E., Högberg, D., Hanson, L., Björkenstam, S. (2017). Virtual test persons based on diverse anthropometric data for ergonomics simulations and analysis. Proceedings of the NES 2017 Conference "Joy at Work", August 2017, Lund University, ISBN 978-91-7753-152-4.

Ruiz Castro, P., Mahdavian, N., Högberg, D., Ore, F., Brolin, E., Hanson, L. (2017). IPS IMMA for designing human-robot collaboration workstations. In proceedings of DHM 2017, Fifth International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, Bonn, Germany, June 2017.

Ore, F., Hanson, L., Wiktorsson, M., Eriksson, Y. (2016). Automation constraints in human–industrial robot collaborative workstation design. Paper presented at the 7th International Swedish Production Symposium, Lund, Sweden.

Ore, F., Hadialhejazi, G., Hanson, L. (2016). Verification of quantitative human–industrial robot collaborative simulation results. Paper presented at the 7th International Swedish Production Symposium, Lund, Sweden.

Ore, F., Vemula, B.R., Hanson, L., Wiktorsson, M. (2016). Human - Industrial Robot Collaboration: Application of Simulation Software for Workstation Optimisation. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 44. pp. 181-186.

Degree Projects

Jimenez Sanchez, J.L. (2019) LUA programming in HRC workstation design. Master Thesis. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Link to full-text

Ruiz Castro, P. and Gonzalez, V. (2018). Evaluation of a human-robot collaboration in an industrial workstation. Master Thesis. Halmstad University. Link to full-text

Asplund, J. and Brile, J. (2017). Application of Human-Industrial Robot Collaboration - Prerequisites and benefits of HIRC. Master Thesis. Chalmers University of Technology. Link to full-text

Hadialhejazi, G. (2016). Ergonomic Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration - A work environment assessment: employing motion capture and RULA. Master Thesis. KTH Royal Institute of Technology.