Description Tapping into those data streams and human capital requires creating favorable technological, economical and societal conditions.
Comments All components considered in SHOP4CF aim at the mutual complementarity of human workers and machines.
Specific Objective 4: Human-centered and human-driven manufacturing innovation Comments All components considered in SHOP4CF aim at the mutual complementarity of human workers and machines.
SHOP4CF is an EU-funded project within the eighth framework programme Horizon 2020 aiming to create a unique infrastructure that allows the easy deployment of human-centric industrial applications. In this context, twenty partners work on a comprehensive software platform allowing to conveniently obtain and deploy a wide range of components selected to cover a broad spectrum of industrial requirements especially in the context of modern, flexible and data-rich manufacturing. The overall vision of SHOP4CF is that tomorrow's production will require both machine capabilities like high accuracy, precision, or endurance and human assets such as creativity, adaptability, or tactile sense. All components considered in SHOP4CF aim at the mutual complementarity of human workers and machines.
In order to facilitate rapid adoption, great emphasis is placed on user-friendliness, reusability, interconnectivity and accessibility, which is achieved mainly through two key elements: (1) Digital marketplace: components can be conveniently obtained by a web-based interface, (2) unified platform: all components are developed using a single point of integration to ensure a high degree of interconnectivity and compatibility.
One of the main ambitions of SHOP4CF is to develop a human-oriented technological platform in order to support human workers in the production activities of the manufacturing industry. This platform will provide technological solutions that will improve the well-being and working conditions of human workers, automatizing monotonous and exhaustive tasks and increasing their productivity due to technological support.
In order to contribute to the human-robot collaboration on the shop floor, SHOP4CF develops and integrates components and supporting tools to the platform that lead to a great support in the different stages of the manufacturing process. The set of components will provide functionalities related to IoT, robotics, AI, Big Data and HMI. Moreover, the supporting tools will facilitate the design and deployment of the human-centric manufacturing processes.
The components and supporting tools are highly designed to best complement the collaboration between human & technology. SHOP4CF fosters the ability to swiftly adapt the manufacturing capacities and will ensure the safety of the human operators while working in a highly robotic and digitized environment.