Reconfiguration of Training, Skills and Digital Literacy

Research Project 5-1 (RP 5-1)

RECONFIGURATION OF TRAINING, SKILLS AND DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE CONTEXT OF INTCDC’S CYBER-PHYSICAL PREFABRICATION PLATFORMS

This research project explores how human-machine interaction can be enhanced in cyber-physical technologies for construction and prefabrication, especially exoskeletons, augmented reality glasses and telehandler control systems, and what competencies construction workers need to successfully implement the new digital and robotic possibilities in their field of work. Cyber-physical construction systems (CPCS) pose significant new challenges and requirements for the management of shared control between humans, machines and information technologies. We will therefore explore the future requirements of these technologies in terms of training, skills and digital literacy.

We will investigate how to optimise human-machine interfaces technically and how to address and overcome non-technical barriers to innovation, such as lack of relevant skills and qualifications, and resulting attitudes of distrust, reservation or refusal, together with anxieties about possible loss of control.

The aim is to increase the acceptance of these technologies and thereby promote their adoption in society in general and at the shop-floor level. The aim of the project is to present a work scenario with a prototype exoskeleton/augmented reality application (e.g. positioning, overhead assembly) in the demonstrator, the testing of which allows different degrees of human control, and to develop a conception of digital literacy under conditions of shared control for the future implementation of CPCS.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauernhansl
Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF), University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Cordula Kropp
Institute for Social Sciences (SOWI), University of Stuttgart

TEAM

Prof. Onorific Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Siegert (IFF)
Dr. Urs Schneider (IFF/IPA)
Dr. Nelson Enrique Bances Purizaca (IFF)
Dr. Yana Boeva (SOWI)
Braulio Jesús García Ayala (IFF)
Ann-Kathrin Wortmeier (SOWI)

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. 2023

    1. Bances, E., Schneider, U., Garcia, B., Siegert, J., & Bauernhansl, T. (2023). Collaborative Tasks in Construction: A Model for Human-Exoskeleton Interaction to Minimize Muscle Exertion. Production at the Leading Edge of Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47394-4_4
    2. Wortmeier, A.-K., Calepso, A. S., Kropp, C., Sedlmair, M., & Weiskopf, D. (2023). Configuring augmented reality users: analysing YouTube commercials to understand industry expectations. Behaviour & Information Technology, 0(0), Article 0. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2022.2163693
  2. 2022

    1. Bances, E. N., Wortmeier, A.-K., Bauernhansl, T., Garcia, B., Kropp, C., Schneider, U., & Siegert, J. (2022). Applicability of Exoskeletons in German Timber Prefabrication: Actions for Exoskeleton Research. Proceedia CIRP, 2022(107), Article 107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.133
    2. Kopp, V., Holl, M., Schalk, M., Daub, U., Bances, E., García, B., Schalk, I., Siegert, J., & Schneider, U. (2022). Exoworkathlon: A prospective study approach for the evaluation of industrial exoskeletons. Wearable Technologies, 3, e22--. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1017/wtc.2022.17
  3. 2021

    1. Weiss, A., Wortmeier, A.-K., & Kubicek, B. (2021). Cobots in Industry 4.0: A Roadmap for Future Practice Studies on Human-Robot Collaboration. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 51(4), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2021.3092684
    2. Wortmeier, A.-K., & Kropp, C. (2021). AR-Brillen und Exoskelette in der Baubranche: Einfache Entlastungsversprechen gegenüber komplexen Mensch-Maschine-Konfigurationen. AIS studies, 14(1), Article 1. https://www.arbsoz.de/ais-studien-leser/341-ar-brillen-und-exoskelette-in
  4. 2020

    1. Bances, E., Karol, A. M. A., & Schneider, U. (2020). LSTM and CNN Based IMU Sensor Fusion Approach for Human Pose Identification in Manual Handling Activities. Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13--16, 2020, 27, 461. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69547-7_74
    2. Tröster, M., Wagner, D., Müller-Graf, F., Maufroy, C., Schneider, U., & Bauernhansl, T. (2020). Biomechanical Model-Based Development of an Active Occupational Upper-Limb Exoskeleton to Support Healthcare Workers in the Surgery Waiting Room. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145140

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  1. 2022

    1. Wortmeier, A.-K., Calepso, A. S., Kropp, C., Sedlmair, M., & Weiskopf, D. (2022). Replication Data for BauHCI Video Analysis. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-2117
  2. 2021

    1. Kropp, C., & Wortmeier, A.-K. (2021). Intelligente Systeme für das Bauwesen: überschätzt oder unterschätzt? In E. A. Hartmann (Ed.), Digitalisierung souverän gestalten. Innovative Impulse im Maschinenbau (pp. 98–118). Springer Vieweg. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-62377-0_8
  3. 2020

    1. Bances, E., Schneider, U., Siegert, J., & Bauernhansl, T. (2020). Exoskeletons Towards Industrie 4.0: Benefits and Challenges of the IoT Communication Architecture. Procedia Manufacturing, 42, 49--56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.087

DATA SETS

  1. 2022

    1. Wortmeier, A.-K., Calepso, A. S., Kropp, C., Sedlmair, M., & Weiskopf, D. (2022). Replication Data for BauHCI Video Analysis. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-2117
  2. 2021

    1. Kropp, C., & Wortmeier, A.-K. (2021). Intelligente Systeme für das Bauwesen: überschätzt oder unterschätzt? In E. A. Hartmann (Ed.), Digitalisierung souverän gestalten. Innovative Impulse im Maschinenbau (pp. 98–118). Springer Vieweg. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-62377-0_8
  3. 2020

    1. Bances, E., Schneider, U., Siegert, J., & Bauernhansl, T. (2020). Exoskeletons Towards Industrie 4.0: Benefits and Challenges of the IoT Communication Architecture. Procedia Manufacturing, 42, 49--56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.087

    

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