Towards a Human-Centred Reference Architecture for Next Generation Balanced Automation Systems: Human-Automation Symbiosis
Paper in proceeding, 2015

Human-centricity in manufacturing is becoming an essential enabler to achieve social sustainable manufacturing. In particular, human-centric automation can offer new means to increase competitiveness in the face of new social challenges for the factories of the future. This paper proposes a Human-Centred Reference Architecture that can structure and guide efforts to engineer Next Generation Balanced Automation Systems featuring adaptive automation that take into account various criteria in the operating environment such as time-lapse, performance degradation, age-, disability- and inexperience-related limitations of operators to increase their working capabilities.

Social Sustainability

Balanced Automation Systems

Level of Automation

Human-Centred Manufacturing

Reference Architecture


David Romero

Griffith University

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Ovidiu Noran

Griffith University

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Peter Bernus

Griffith University

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 460 556-566
978-3-319-22758-0 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance






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