Wealthy and Innovative Industry (WII)
Objectives of the Thematic Line
The ultimate goal of the Wealthy and Innovative Industry thematic strand is to contribute to the development of new approaches and enabling technologies that will permit to create wealthier, competitive and sustainable industries, always with humans in a motivating atmosphere.
Scientific and Technological Objectives:
- To develop generic data structures based production management models to deal with small production batches, high product diversity and product customization.
- To develop models to design Supply Chain networks and strategies.
- To develop decision support models for maintenance management.
- To create performance measurement models to improve effectiveness and efficiency of processes and the quality and reliability of products.
- To develop workload control based theory for manufacturing logistics and control in discrete production.
- To develop a model for representation, analysing and diagnosing production systems.
- To develop methods and approaches for production agile and lean systems design.
- To develop models and techniques for the study of human factors on industrial systems.
- To research on the optimization of human-machines interfaces in occupational settings.
- To characterize the impacts of different sectors of manufacturing industry, identifying economic, environmental and social costs and benefits.
- To develop new methodologies to support the sustainability evaluation of industrial manufacturing sectors, technologies and processes.
- To develop organizational architectures that promotes collective intelligence and organizational agility.
- To develop ICT tools that support open business models and the delivery of transparent and secure services.
- To develop ICT tools and technological infrastructures to leverage open innovation.
- To develop Internet of Things applications and processes to increase adaptation and increased connectivity in value networks.
- To develop methods and models to be used in the design and realization of an enterprise’s organizational structure, business processes, information systems and infrastructure.
- To develop platforms that aim at supporting new models for user for user creation and expression.
- To study and develop human-centered design approaches for user creative technologies solutions.
- To contribute to a simpler and more effective development environment for robots and other control systems with powerful and well tuned Domain Specific Programming Languages.
- To contribute to more user-friendly interfaces with end-user Domain Specific Languages.
- To study heterogeneous many-core systems on chip, driven by system functionality, computing power and energy consumption.
- To study embedded systems with mixed criticality components on multicore platforms.
- To study hybrid operating systems and hypervisors to support mixed criticality multicore platforms.
- To develop tools and solutions for building specific application embedded systems, with mixed criticality components on multicore platforms.
- To develop coordination mechanisms for multi-robot autonomous systems (teams of robot-robot(s), human-robot(s)).
- To develop robots able ‘ to work side by side with human partners as peers’, i.e. robots that know what they are doing and that are able to engage in flexible and fluent human-robot interaction/collaboration.
- To furnish robots with the capacity to monitor the partners actions and detect/anticipate different types errors and propose or execute appropriate corrective actions.
- To furnish robots with the capacity to monitor the partner’s emotional state, evaluate and improve his/her engagement in the joint work.
- To endow anthropomorphic robots with human-like movements.
- To endowing robots with the capacity to learn new tasks from demonstrations by a human partner.
- To create training models and experimental tools that fosters the development of human potential and knowledge.