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Exploring the integration of the human as a flexibility factor in CPS enabled manufacturing environments: methodology and results

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posted on 25.11.2016, 10:47 by P. Fantini, G. Tavola, Marco Taisch, J. Barbosa, P. Leitao, Ying Liu, Mohamed Sayed, Niels Lohse
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are expected to shape the evolution of production towards the fourth industrial revolution named Industry 4.0. The increasing integration of manufacturing processes and the strengthening of the autonomous capabilities of manufacturing systems make investigating the role of humans a primary research objective in view of emerging social and demographic megatrends. Understanding how the employees can be better integrated to enable increased flexibility in manufacturing systems is a prerequisite to allow technological solutions, as well as humans, to harness their full potential. Humans can supervise and adjust the settings, be a source of knowledge and competences, can diagnose situations, take decisions and several other activities influencing manufacturing performances, overall providing additional degrees of freedom to the systems. This paper, studies two different integration models: Human-in-the-Loop and Human-in-the-Mesh. They are both analysed in the context of four industrial cases of deployment of cyber physical systems in production.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680435.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IECON 2016 - The 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

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FANTINI, P. ...et al., 2016. Exploring the integration of the human as a flexibility factor in CPS enabled manufacturing environments: methodology and results. Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2016 ), Florence, Italy, October 24-27th, pp.5711-5716.

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11/07/2016

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2016

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9781509034741

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en

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Florence, Italy

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