Forming a cognitive automation strategy for Operator 4.0 in complex assembly
Journal article, 2020

Due to today’s technological advances in the area of Industry 4.0, having a strategy for cognitive automation solutions is crucial. Operator 4.0, will have handle and manage different work tasks ranging from learning new tasks to solving difficult problems and initiate changes. To support the operator moving between these tasks a specific strategy for the design of cognitive automation solutions is needed. The suggested strategy has three steps: (1) select assembly modes, (2) choose level of cognitive automation carrier and (3) suggest cognitive automation content. It is important that the operator is part of the design and that the solution supports movement between the modes learning, operational and disruptive modes. The strategy could support manufacturing companies meeting challenges regarding social sustainability e.g. stress, attractive workplaces and demography changes as well as system transparency and complexity.

Operator 4.0


human-automation interaction

Industry 4.0


human factors


Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Dan Li

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Peter Thorvald

University of Skövde

Computers and Industrial Engineering

0360-8352 (ISSN)

Vol. 139 105360

Stena Industry Innovation Lab at Chalmers - SII-Lab

Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture - Stena Foundation (SII-Lab), 2018-01-01 -- 2020-12-30.

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance




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