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Balancing Human and Automation Levels for the Manufacturing Workplaces of the Future

Objective

Future manufacturing will be characterized by the complementarity between humans and automation, especially regarding the production of highly customizable products. This requires new methods and tools for the design and operation of optimized manufacturing workplaces in terms of ergonomics, safety, efficiency, complexity management and work satisfaction. MANUWORK aims to focus on the development of an integrated platform for the management of manufacturing workplaces of the future. This will be done through development, implementation and testing of the following technological components:
1. A tool for determining optimal human-automation levels for load balancing, based on methods for the assessment of physical, sensorial and cognitive capabilities of humans, the prediction of evolution of human skills/capabilities using Petri Nets and the modeling of automation skills.
2. A framework for the evaluation of worker satisfaction, safety and health, based on methods for evaluating psychometrics and socio-organizational parameters and the safe human-automation symbiosis.
3. A framework for the adaptive shop-floor support and industrial social networking based on an Augmented Reality tool for the Human-Automation Interface, an industrial social networking platform and methods for knowledge capturing and social analytics.
A critical target will be the active and passive use of information from workers, without storing any personal data, in order to maintain the confidentiality of the person involved. This will be done through the direct use of data for the calculation of factors of workplace models for the dynamic assignment of workers based on the groups they belong to (e.g. age group). Finally, MANUWORK will test and validate the research and technological developments in three industrial pilot demonstrators (aerospace, automotive and people with disabilities), following an industrial pre-pilot validation (machine tool sector).

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 640 625

Participants (13)

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 241 250
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 398 062,50
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION LANTEGI BATUAK
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Av Txorierri Elotxelerri 12
48180 Loiu
Activity type
Other
PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JERNBRO INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 375 250
Address
Molndalsvagen 42
412 63 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 513 437,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOGSKOLAN I SKOVDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 509 250
Address
Hogskolevagen 1
54 128 Skovde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 500
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
WE PLUS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 416 875
Address
Strada Torino 43
10043 Orbassano To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 500
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIKOLAOS BAZIGOS ANONYMI VIOTECHNIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA KATASKEVIS KALOUPION KAI EXARTIMATON AKRIVEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
26Th Klm Old National Road Athina Thieves
196 00 Mandra Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINN-POWER ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 381 250
Address
Viale Artigianato 9
37044 Cologna Veneta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)