(4) Tech CAFÉ: Scouting for new technologies in manufacturing

  • AR/VR: (new) tools for manufacturing and maintenance development and improvement: toward the ‘augmented operator’
    • Opportunities: ageing prevention, know-how transfer, cost efficiency
    • Issues: change management, sustainability, ethical, unions
  • Sales forecast, production and workforce planning, process control and improvement with Artificial Intelligence
    • Opportunities: cost efficiency, quality improvement
    • Issues: know-how availability, best practices
  • Human Robot Cooperation: creation and sustainability of a mixed (human-robot) environment in operations
    • Opportunities: cost efficiency, ageing prevention
    • Issues: safety, know-how availability, ethical

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