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.
|Total budget - Public funding:||4 322 463,00 Euro - 4 322 463,00 Euro|
|Call topic:||Continuous adaptation of work environments with changing levels of automation in evolving production systems (FoF.2016.04)|
This is a set of Specific Objectives and Research & Innovation Objectives that is subject to a consultation in preparation of the Made In Europe Partnership. For more guidance about the consultation, please see www.effra.eu/made-in-europe-state-play.
Contribution:Smart production planning taking into account dynamic worker profiles.
Future: Human-AI collaboration in production planning, how to to utilize the best capabilities of both.
KPI: productivity increase and increase in work well-being
Contribution: VR and AR in on-the-job training and AR in contextual guidance
Future: User experience, user acceptance, safety and ergonomics with AR/VR solutions. Personalized and contextual access to diigital twins. Combining user generated and measured information in digital twins.
KPIs: user acceptance
Contribution: Operator 4.0 solutions to empower and engage factory workers, so that they can influence the work environment and their own work.
Future: Collaboration in teams that include both human and technology actors (AI and robots), getting the best out of both. Extending the view in human-technology interaction from individual users to teams of human operators and several technical actors. Support for continuous learning and competence development at worker's own pace.
KPI: productivity and work well-being
Contribution: Tools for participatory design with operators and other factory stakeholders. Factory workers are very motivated in participating designing the manufacturiong processes, and their contribution to the design is important.
Future: Innovative tools are needed to support all factory actors in contributing to the design of manufacturing, and sharing their knowledge.
KPI: percentage of workers participating in design
- Factory2Fit Design and Evaluation Framework
- Factory2Fit Dynamic Worker Model
- Factory2Fit Worker Feedback Dashboard
- Factory2Fit video - Worker-Centred Solutions ...
- Factory2Fit Forum and Information Packs for i...
- Adaptation concepts
- Human-centred adaptive manufacturing ? societ...
- Project web site
- Design and evaluation framework and measuring...
- Factory2Fit integration system
- Dynamic worker model
- Impacts of engaging workers to work design, t...
- Enabling technologies
- Set of online and offline measures for users,...