In order to be competitive in a global scale, European factories should be operated by a highly skilled workforce supported by advanced automation and IT tools. INTERACT aims to utilize workers'; knowledge on executing manual assembly tasks and include it in the digital tools used to support design, verification, validation, modification and continuous improvement of human-centred, flexible assembly workplaces.
The project places the following areas of particular interest at the center of its research:
- Shop-floor sensing architectures that incorporate new low-cost sensor systems for retrieving data about human-based work activities in real time.
- Advanced methods and tools for the automated recognition and classification of assembly operations from sensor data
- Efficient generation and modification of accurate manual assembly simulation models based on task descriptions, controlled language and sensor data.
- Development of smart applications for the continuous improvement of the human-centered manual assembly workplace.
- Daimler AG; Germany (co-ordinator)
- Electrolux Professional SpA, Italy
- INTRASOFT International S.A., Luxembourg
- IMK Automotive GmbH, Germany
- Emphasis Telematics SA, Greece
- HADATAP SP ZOO, Poland
- University of Patras, LMS, Greece
- Universität Ulm, IMI, Germany
- Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, Germany