Smart Collaborative Systems for Enabling Flexible and Ergonomic Work Practices [Industry Activities]

Arash Ajoudani, Philipp Albrecht, Matteo Bianchi, Andrea Cherubini, Simona Del Ferraro, Philippe Fraisse, Lars Fritzsche, Manolo Garabini, Alberto Ranavolo, Patricia Helen Rosen, Massimo Sartori, Nikos Tsagarakis, Bram Vanderborght, Sascha Wischniewski

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The manufacturing industry is among the top wealthgenerating sectors of the global economy and accounted for 15.3% and 10%, respectively, of the total European and American workforce in 2018 [1], [2]. Despite its crucial role, manufacturing is facing a critical challenge based on a reduction of skilled labor availability. This trend is impos- ing a bottleneck on growth due to the demands of an increasingly competitive market. The aging workforce is not helping this shortfall either, as the available workforce is less able to perform burdensome industrial tasks in an efficient and productive manner.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9113762
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2020


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