Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance


MANTIS addressed a proactive maintenance service platform architecture that allows to estimate future performance, to predict and prevent imminent failures and to schedule proactive maintenance. The proactive maintenance service platform architecture consists of distributed processing chains that efficiently transform raw data into knowledge while minimising the need for transfer bandwidth.

Vision and grand challenges

Our vision was to enable collaborative maintenance ecosystems by cyber physical systems. The grand challenges were developing new smart sensors and actuators, a service platform architecture for collaborative maintenance, intelligent algorithms and human-machine interaction to integrate with other existing technologies and tested in laboratory environment first and validated in four industrially relevant environments after.

We assumed that a service-based approach was the most feasible technology that enabled collaborative maintenance in an open-network environment connecting many cyber physical systems.

The success of MANTIS technology depended not only on the technology but also on the capability to create and pursue innovations supported by the core of our technology. The approach strongly contributed to the generation of new business models based on maintenance servitization of the products and assets that Partners sell or use and maintain.

The objective of the MANTIS project was to address the technical and applicative challenges associated to collaborative maintenance:

  • Provide a technical framework adapted in terms of functions and performance
  • Implement and evaluate the collaborative maintenance through real experimentations in four applicative domains: production assets, vehicles, energy production and health equipment
  • Point out the accessible innovations thanks to new services
  • Lead the way to further standardization work

The strategy adopted in the project had four major dimensions:

  • An innovation strategy based on business and technology gap analysis paired with a market implementation strategy based on end users priorities and long term technology strategies
  • Application pilots where technology demonstrations in real working environments were made
  • A technology framework enabling collaborative automation and closing innovation critical technology gaps
  • An innovation coordination methodology for complex innovation “orchestration”
More information
Duration: 39 months
Start date: 01-05-2015
End date: 31-07-2018
Number of participants: 47
Total budget - EC contribution: 29984905 Euro - 9791974 Euro
Call topic: ECSEL (ECSEL)
Instrument: Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

Added value and impact - (2) view

        Comment: One of the objectives of the MANTIS project is to design and develop the human-machine interface (HMI) to deal with the intelligent optimisation of the production processes through the monitoring and management of its components. MANTIS HMI should allow intelligent, context-aware human-machine interaction by providing the right information, in the right modality and in the best way for users when needed. To achieve this goal, the user interface should be highly personalised and adapted to each specific user or user role. Since MANTIS comprises eleven distinct use cases, the design of such HMI presents a great challenge. Any unification of the HMI design may impose the constraints that could result in the HMI with a poor usability.

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