Humans in the production system

Industry challenge: To strengthen cooperation between humans and automation in order to enhance people’s performance and increase productivity and flexibility.

  • Although the future of manufacturing is digital, humans still have a vital role to play.
  • Complex production requires competent people to collaborate with advanced automated production systems and robots.
  • Digitization, sensors and big data impose new demands on personal safety, communication, interfaces and allocation of tasks between people and technical systems.
  • While technological advances demand virtual and global networks, they also enable access to information regardless of language.
  • New technical solutions also make it possible to improve workstations, working methods and ergonomics.