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Empowering and participatory adaptation of factory automation to fit for workers

Objective

Smart factories are characterized by increasing automation and increasing customization. In these dynamic environments flexible and adaptive work organization is crucial both for productivity and work satisfaction. Factory2Fit project will support this development by developing adaptation solutions with which people with different skills, capabilities and preferences can be engaged, motivated and productive members of the work community in manufacturing industries.

The core idea in Factory2Fit project is that the worker is an expert of his/her own work and thus (s)he shall have an active role in designing his/her work. The proposed adaptive automation solutions are based on a dynamic user model that includes physical and cognitive abilities. The worker him/herself gets feedback of his performance and skills, which supports continuous learning and competence development. Virtual factory models will be used as engaging platforms for participatory design of work practices, knowledge sharing and training, involving all the relevant stakeholders in contributing the organizational development. Contextual guidance and knowledge sharing is supported by augmented reality based tools. The adaptation solutions will be developed within three industrial pilots in actual manufacturing environments. The solutions will be generalized and disseminated widely to the manufacturing industry.

Adaptive automation solutions to be developed in Factory2Fit will support fluent human-automation cooperation and will have impacts in work satisfaction, less occupational health issues, less stress, better ergonomics, better quality, less errors and better productivity. Adaptive automation supports current and forthcoming workers to develop their competences towards knowledge workers of smart factories with fulfilling work careers. This will further improve the competitiveness of European manufacturing industry and support the principle of responsible manufacturing industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 917 533,74

Participants (10)

AMORPH SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 146,25
Address
Handwerkstr. 29
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0,01
Address
5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge
D04 PD25 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 502 500
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 374,04
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINN-POWER OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 508 906,25
Address
Nuppivayla 7
60100 Seinajoki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 594 875
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTREIRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 520 585
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VISUAL COMPONENTS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 294 707,50
Address
Vanrikinkuja 2
02600 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 584,71
Address
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARR COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 361 250
Address
24 Fitzwilliam Place
A96 PR60 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)