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Adaptive Automation in Assembly For BLUE collar workers satisfaction in Evolvable context

Objective

Sectors such as aerospace, automotive, wind power, capital goods are characterised, on the one hand, by complex products and small scale production that require high flexibility and on the other hand by an increasing pressure to raise productivity rates. Furthermore manufacturing systems need to deal with an ever-changing environment due to short term changes caused by human or production related variability or long term changes caused by market`s demands and company’s strategy, technology advancements and demographic trends. In this context assembly systems need to put together humans and automation taking advantage of each other’s strengths.

A4BLUE proposes (1) the development and evaluation of a new generation of sustainable, adaptive workplaces dealing with the evolving requirements of manufacturing processes, and (2) the introduction of automation mechanisms that are suitable for flexible and efficient task execution in interaction with human workers by optimising human variability through personalised and context aware assistance capabilities as well as advanced human-machine interfaces.

To support this objective the key features to be covered by A4BLUE are: (1) adaptability by providing an open, secure, configurable, scalable and interoperable adaptation management and assistance system (A4BLUE adaptive framework) that allows effortless integration of heterogeneous hardware and software components and is able to adjust the behaviour of workplace parts according to changes; (2) interaction by providing a set of safe, easy to use, intuitive and personalised and context aware multimodal human-automation interaction mechanisms and (3) sustainability by providing methods and tools to determine the optimal degree of automation of the new assembly processes that combine and balance social and economic criteria to maximize long term worker satisfaction and overall performance.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 781 750

Participants (8)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 243,75
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 298 500
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 493 568,75
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 597 750
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILLOGIC SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA'LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 447 500
Address
Corso Stati Uniti 57
10129 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 250
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 250
Address
Paseo John Lennon 4 Getafe
28906 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA Y SERVICIOS DE AUTOMATIZACION Y ROBOTICA KOMAT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 250
Address
Sostoa-tarren 16Ac
20600 Eibar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)