The scenario at Airbus is towards an optimised hydraulic assembly that includes augmented reality device and a smart tool. Firstly, the operator is trained on a mockup with a dummy instruction to become familiar with this new way to present information and smart tool usage. Then, he performs the task on a real aircraft environment with real instructions. Watch the video!
CESA industrial scenario: Collaborative automation of a deburring process
CESA (a division of Héroux-Devtek) provides an industrial scenario where new technologies are validated: the assembly process of the Retraction Actuator of the main landing gear of a single aisle commercial aircraft. Within this scenario A4BLUE project implements the first automation in the company that works collaboratively with humans: a deburring robot for titanium parts! This robot will help the operators during the most exhausting tasks of the deburring process. The …Read More
Determining the appropriate degree of autonomy in cyber-physical production systems
Source: ScienceDirect Determining the appropriate degree of autonomy in cyber-physical production systems Existing factories face multiple problems due to their hierarchical structure of decision making and control. Cyber-physical systems principally allow to increase the degree of autonomy to new heights. But which degree of autonomy is really useful and beneficiary? This paper differentiates diverse definitions of autonomy and approaches to determine them. Some experimental findings in a lab environment help …Read More