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Enjoying reading the A4BLUE 5th newsletter!

Welcome to the fifth newsletter of the A4BLUE project which illustrates the progress that has been achieved in the framework of our activities. Only 5 months left to end of the project, and we are very satisfied with our work to shape the workplaces of the future! We are indeed committed to make blue collar workers’ lives easier and enhance their work satisfaction via new adaptive workplaces that change and respond to their …Read More

9th Project Meeting in Madrid

CESA is hosting the 9th general partner meeting in its premises in Madrid. The fruitful discussion is being centered on the final aspects of the four use cases’ development and the organisation of the final event to be held in Toulouse, in Airbus, in September. Stay tuned for further updates!

RWTH Use case: the tool trolley’s steering with gesture

In A4BLUE (RWTH use case) we are developing an autonomous tool trolley to support workers in performing their assembly tasks. In this video RWTH is testing a small scale prototype platform of the intelligent and autonomous tool trolley as part of the smart assembly workplace. The tool trolley is equipped with a Microsoft® Kinect to detect the worker. This enables the trolley to follow the worker’s hand for detailed positioning …Read More

Human-Centred Factories Event (23 May 2019): the agenda now available

A4BLUE project and the ACE Factories Cluster members are glad to invite you to the Human-Centred Factories Event that will take place on the 23rd of May in the framework of the Factories of the Future Community Days-Connected Factories Event, organised by the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, at the Thon Hotel (75 Rue De La Loi). The event consists of two different sessions: during …Read More

A4BLUE published a new paper on adaptive automation assembly and worker satisfaction

A4BLUE partners are pleased to share with you the new scientific paper “Adaptive automation assembly: Identifying system requirements for technical efficiency and worker satisfaction” published in Computer and Industrial Engineering Journal. The publication is dedicated to the work performed in our project to identify the various key requirements that are needed to develop an automation assembly able to adapt to operators’ individual capabilities by maintaining high levels of productivity and personal satisfaction. …Read More

A4BLUE joined the 2019 Edition of SAVE MILANO

On the 18th April 2019, A4BLUE joined the 2019 Edition of SAVE MILANO, the Exhibition-Conference on Industrial Automation and Tools. Chiara Zocchi from CiaoTech, leader of project dissemination and exploitation activities, gave a presentation on the impressive results reached in the A4BLUE beta use cases where the A4BLUE solutions and system are being testing and validating. The solutions developed will support workers in their assembly tasks by performing the hardest operations …Read More

A method for planning human robot shared tasks

Source: ScienceDirect A method for planning human robot shared tasks A multi criteria method, in support of the planning of shared human robot assembly tasks is presented in this paper. CAD models are used for the extraction of a product’s assembly sequence, whilst an algorithm is applied for the generation and examination of alternative assignment scenarios. The design algorithm performs the joint planning of task-to-resource assignment and cell layout at …Read More

ACE Factories Cluster: newsletter #2 now available!

ACE Factories: humAn CEntred Factories Cluster is a networking Cluster of five FoF-4 projects funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme – A4BLUE, Factory2Fit, HUMAN, INCLUSIVE, and MANUWORK. Those projects are developing solutions for manufacturing work environments that adapt to each individual worker. By combining their efforts, the projects hope to achieve greater impact and wider adoption of these new developments in advanced manufacturing systems. Want to know more about the …Read More

A problem-solving ontology for human-centered cyber physical production systems

Source: ScienceDirect A problem-solving ontology for human-centered cyber physical production systems Cyber physical social systems (CPSS) tend to integrate computation with physical processes as well as human and social characteristics. The fusion of cyber, physical, and socio spaces through Industry 4.0 emerges a new type of production systems known as cyber physical production systems (CPPS). CPPS enriches communications among cyber-physical-socio space in the production environment. Utilizing human-centered CPPS in smart …Read More

A4BLUE invites you the Human-Centred Factories Event

A4BLUE project and the ACE Factories Cluster members are glad to invite you to the Human-Centred Factories Event that will take place on the 23rd of May in the framework of the Factories of the Future Community Days-Connected Factories Event, organised by the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, at the Thon Hotel (75 Rue De La Loi). The event …Read More