Developement of new approaches to work organization and description of novel design potential of cooperative hybrid work systems
Perception and impact analysis of industrie 4.0
Analysis of acceptance and security of cooperative work systems
Investigation of learning and competence development processes in hybrid work systems
Development of two demonstrators
The joint project is divided into seven work packages:
Scientific and experimental demonstrator, pilot like industrial demonstration plant at Festo AG & Co. KG, organizational architectures and decision-making processes for hybrid systems of work, learning and skills development in hybrid work systems, multi-level survey “work in industry 4.0”, composite coordination and transfer communication.
September 2016 – August 2020
Volume of funding
~3 million euros
5 project partners from science and industry
ARIZ in detail
The joint project ARIZ (Work in the Industry of the Future), which is funded within the context of the BMBF research program „Innovation für die Produktion, Dienstleistung und Arbeit von morgen“ for the next four years. From August 2016 it prepares applicable solutions and scenarios for human-robot collaboration for the industry of the future.
As part of the fourth industrial revolution, smart work environments with humans, heterogeneous robots and virtual agents, understood as independent entities that learn through artificial intelligence and that can capture their environment autonomously, arise. These agents are closely interlinked through intelligent information and communication technologies. They act together as part of a hybrid, learning work system. For the work of the future, this means that the traditional control and the static setting of targets omit. Therefore new ways of cooperation and decision relationships for the hybrid cooperation between humans, robots and virtual agents have to be developed.
The analysis of these entirely new cooperative relationship between man and technology in the industry 4.0 and their impact on and opportunities for the world of work are researched in the joint project ARIZ based on two demonstrators. These demonstrators are developed together with Festo AG, the Festo Didactic GmbH, the robomotion GmbH, the cybernetics cluster IMA / ZLW & IfU (consortium leader) and the Human-Computer Interaction Center at RWTH Aachen University. Both demonstrators serve as a basis for ergonomic studies.
Festo AG & Co. KG
Human-Computer Interaction Center
Festo Didactic SE
Institute for Mangangement Cybernetics e.V.
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