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Case Studies and the Up-Skill Project

Mon, 17 July, 2023

TWI has been working as part of a consortium of organisations in the Up-Skill project, which is focused on investigating and developing collaborative working between humans and machines.

Taking account of technologies such as autonomous robots, artificial and augmented reality, big data and analytics, machine learning, and cloud computing, the project is aims to see how they can be integrated effectively alongside human skills to realise the strengths of both people and machines.

This is being aided by ethnographic research-based case studies that examine how the goals of Industry 5.0 can be realised in real-world industrial and manufacturing settings.

Up-Skill researchers, led by Anglia Ruskin University, are compiling individual case study reports that investigate a range of factors, including:

  • Business strategies, including how markets reflect strategic planning and business decisions
  • Specific outputs, including how they are produced and how this is reflective of the nature of the production processes
  • Strategic technology challenges and objectives

The case studies include reflections from the researchers in relation to the inputs and skills required for production processes and focal technologies as well as the subsequent changes to human roles and duties.

Once initial studies have been completed, the Up-Skill team will identify both hardware and software technologies that may provide solutions to current manufacturing challenges as well as how these can be implemented in existing production processes and integrated with the human workforce.

You can find out more about Up-Skill project on the dedicated website, HERE, and also follow the project LinkedIn channel, HERE.


This work was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee 101070666

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