Learning assistance systems are designed to support a safe interaction between humans and complex technology by promoting the cognitive and physical performance of humans through the right balance of support and independence and adapting to the human being. Examples are systems that, with new interaction technologies (e. g. gesture control, context-sensitive multi-modal user interfaces, interactive robots) and modern display technologies (e. g. active projections), allow for quick learning of assembly or machine operation, and in the production or assembly process for avoiding errors and thus improving safety as well as continuous process documentation.
There is a considerable need for research into how the newly emerging roles and working methods with employees must be designed, how technologically the security and consistency of such interactive systems can be guaranteed, and how the interface between humans and systems can be designed in such a way that employees also feel subjectively secure and supported by the system, rather than being monitored or exploited.
The project can draw on preliminary work from industrial projects in which prototypes of such assistance systems were developed particularly with a focus on high process integration and stringent modelling in BPNM.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jochen J. Steil, Institute for Robotics and Process Control, TU Braunschweig, j.steil[at]rob.cs.tu-bs.de