Motivation

The production of high-quality products in the smallest lot sizes requires highly flexible and complex production systems in which the human actor is indispensable. The direct collaborative cooperation between humans and machines is reliant on innovative interaction concepts, which clearly exceed traditional input and output systems to enable a safe and secure synergeticly optimized collaboration. Here, Pro²Future equips technical systems with cognitive skills (awareness, interpretation, learning ability, decision-making, etc.).

Portfolio

Area 1 deals with the development of such cognitive systems in the form of industrial sensor-based assistance systems for an optimal and direct support of the workpeople in the specific production process. (human-in-the-loop).

In Area 1, intuitive guidance and assistance measures, which are directly embedded in the workflow, will be developed in order to facilitate an optimum support of the workpeople in the production processes. These cognitive guidance and assistance systems pursue the overarching goal of providing the correct information at the right time at an appropriate sensory channel in order to support the best possible workflow.

The research activities focus on

  1. the technical realization of perception and interpretation of context, such as the modeling of the status during the production process as well as the acquisition of human (e.g. vital parameters, skills and experience, cognitive load) and machine-related parameters (material, process instructions, surrounding);
  2. the research of innovative interaction modalities which enable a simplified and more efficient execution of working processes, e.g. the technical assistance in maintenance and documentation scenarios;
  3. the development of optimized sensor-actuator systems which comply with the industrial and human requirements and can adapt and adjust to human differences and technical conditions.

 

Industrial Partners

 

Academic Partners

 

Researchers

Alois Ferscha

Alois Ferscha

CEO & Scientific Director, Key Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 4762
  • Linz
Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis

Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis

Interim Scientific Director
  • +43 732 2468 - 4671
  • Linz
Alois Knoll

Alois Knoll

Key Researcher @Scientific Partner
  • +49 89 289 18104
  • Munich
Kay Römer

Kay Römer

Key Researcher @Scientific Partner
  • +43 316 873 - 6400
  • Graz
Paul Lukowicz

Paul Lukowicz

Key Researcher @Scientific Partner
  • +49 631 20575 4000
  • Kaiserslautern
Michaela Murauer

Michaela Murauer

Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 9467
  • Linz
Obad Ahmad

Obad Ahmad

Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 9468
  • Linz
Georgios Sopidis

Georgios Sopidis

Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 9470
  • Linz
Behrooz Azadi

Behrooz Azadi

Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 9469
  • Linz
Johannes Selymes

Johannes Selymes

Researcher
  • +43 732 2468 - 4783
  • Linz
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