Softbots Supporting the Operator 4.0 at Smart Factory Environments

  • Ricardo J. Rabelo
  • David RomeroEmail author
  • Saulo Popov Zambiasi
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 536)


This paper investigates how software robots, also known as softbots, can support the Operator 4.0 in smart factory environments, helping in the interfacing between smart machines and computer information systems with the aims of supporting the Operator 4.0 in different tasks at the shop floor. The work uses a reference framework called ARISA, which allows the derivation of softbots for given domains. An experimental setup and its results are presented in a testing scenario of a softbot to support the Operator 4.0 concept.


Industry 4.0 Operator 4.0 Human cyber-physical systems Human-machine interfaces Smart factories Social internet of things Services and people Software robots Softbots Socially sustainable manufacturing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo J. Rabelo
    • 1
  • David Romero
    • 2
    Email author
  • Saulo Popov Zambiasi
    • 3
  1. 1.UFSC - Federal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianopolisBrazil
  2. 2.Tecnológico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico
  3. 3.UNISUL - University of Southern Santa CatarinaFlorianopolisBrazil

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