Labor at digital work environment
Main objective of our third grand challenge is to study how new technologies can be used to improve the well-being and productivity of human workers.
Our vision is to enable new kind of collaboration between automated production lines and the factory workers as well as to re-think the capacity planning of both human and material resources. This is done not only to maximize productivity, but also to maximize well-being at work.
The success of this grand challenge depends on the commitment of executives, fast pilots to test new technologies against possible business opportunities, as well as involving the workers on the factory floor in the fast track technology trials. When studying the factory floor, we must not forget that it is essential to always define what is ethical, what is legal and how the workers on the factory floor are measured and evaluated. Making decisions and gathering data about human resources requires empathy, control, involvement as well as agile, appropriate and data-intensive tools.
"Reboot IoT Factory project has enabled the collaboration between two very different size companies in an interesting way. It has been refreshing to learn how gaming industry knowledge can be applied in the traditional manufacturing sector." - Ville Herranen, co-founder of Parta Games
Labor at digital work environment focus areas
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