Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation


Advanced Collaboration between Human and Machines

Advanced Collaboration between Human and Machines

A new production site that allows for human-machine collaboration

The objective of “Advanced Collaboration between Human and Machines” is to generate new labor-intensive ways of manufacturing through enhanced human-machine collaboration technologies that enable machines to work alongside human workers. This will empower workers to unleash their full potential enabling people and machines to grow and evolve together. Our solutions untangle previously difficult dilemmas in balancing technological evolution with human proficiency and labor productivity with human dignity, through three approaches: Seamless Connection between Human and Machines, Intelligent Site to Support Humans, and Freely Collaborative Sites.

Seamless Connection between Human and Machines

Seamlessly connecting the movement of workers and surrounding machines/robots so that machines can assist workers to relieve their mental and physical burden

Workers working at mentally and physically taxing manufacturing sites have little sense of growth or satisfaction, and this can cause productivity to decline. Our solutions enable machines and robots operating around human workers to coordinate and work seamlessly according to the positions and movement of these workers, creating a safe and secure environment where machines can support or take over workers’ tasks as needed. This relieves workers of mental and physical burden and boosts labor productivity.

Intelligent Site to Support Humans

Digitalizing the know-how of IE* improvement professionals to create production sites that drive worker autonomy and continuous process and task improvement by allowing people and machines to grow together

The more advanced the skills required of workers, the longer the road to proficiency, which can lead workers to view the idea of learning these skills as daunting or stressful. By modeling the know-how of IE* improvement professionals, we create solutions that feed knowledge required for kaizen and proficiency back to people and machines, and in turn visualize results and growth. These solutions help build work environments where workers can feel more comfortable with their work and stay motivated to grow, enabling on-site worker autonomy and continuous task improvement.

*IE, or industrial engineering, is a technique for formulating optimal zero-loss, zero-waste manufacturing methods, driven by the scientific analysis and evaluation of processes and tasks on the production site.

Freely Collaborative Site

Responding to demand fluctuation while delivering labor productivity by deducing optimal division of labor between on-site workers and machines based on their positions and worker proficiency

With consumer needs changing more rapidly and drastically every year, production sites must be able to flexibly and efficiently produce the necessary products in necessary amounts to respond to demand fluctuation. Our solutions allow you to accommodate demand fluctuation while delivering labor productivity. They accurately keep track of on-site worker proficiency and on-site machine conditions to deduce the best way to position and divide labor between human workers and machines, so that the right products can be produced at the right time. For example, the overall productivity of a site may be maximized by having human workers take on more tasks during the day, when labor is readily available, and having machines do more work during the night.

Seamlessly integrating the production site through the Digitalized Three Reality Philosophy

Digital Engineering Innovation