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

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).
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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 (14)

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SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 241 250

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 398 062,50

FUNDACION LANTEGI BATUAK

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA

Italy

JERNBRO INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 375 250

COOR SERVICE MANAGEMENT EM AB

Sweden

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 513 437,50

HOGSKOLAN I SKOVDE

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 509 250

SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 383 500

WE PLUS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 416 875

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 500

N.BAZIGOS ABEE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 131 250

FINN-POWER ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 381 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723711

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 813 250

  • EU contribution

    € 4 813 250

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece