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Research conference 2023 - Towards a Sustainable, Human-Centric, and Resilient Production

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

Welcome to a day full of inspiring presentations of the absolute front-end research in Virtual Engineering. We’ll bring you into the future of production systems where sustainability, human-centeredness and resilience are in the focus. You can rest assured you will leave this event filled with many new thoughts and ideas.

When and where

Date and time: September 20th at 9:30 - 15:00

This is a hybrid event: When you register, let us know if you want to participate via zoom, or at ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena (how to get there). Of course, you will get the best experience if you spend the day with us at ASSAR.


09:30 - 09:35 Introduction, incl. coffee and sandwich

09:35 – 09:45 VF-KDO (prof. Sunith Bandaru och Richard Senington)

09:45 - 09:55 Virtual Ergonomics (prof. Dan Högberg, prof. Lars Hanson, associate prof. Erik Billing)

09:55 -10:10 Virtual Manufacturing Processes (prof. Kent Salomonsson)

10:10 - 10:20 Virtual Production (associate prof. Masood Fathi)

10:20 - 10:25 Short break

Parallel tracks

10:25 - 11:25 Track A [Main stage] Virtual Ergonomics – SVE project outcome presentations

- Assessment methods in virtual ergonomics (Anna Brolin, Kristin Liljestam)

- Optimizing productivity and human well-being (Aitor Iriondo Pascual)

- Motion prediction of human models (Estela Pérez Luque, Maurice Lamb)

- Gamification of DHM tools (Marie Schnell, Lars Hanson)

10:25 - 12:00 Track B [Ventilen] Virtual Production (associate prof. Masood Fathi)

Lunch, lab tour and demos, one-to-one meetings

Virtual Ergonomics related demos:

- Automating ergonomics assessments in industry

- Modelling visual appearance of human models

- Visual inspection in VR

- Collaborative design reviews in VR

- Digitalizing ergonomics assessment methods

13:15 - 14:00 Guest talk by internationally renowned Professor Enrique Alba from University of Malaga, Spain: "Smart bio-inspired solutions to important industrial and societal challenges"

14:20 - 14:50 Panel discussion "How to Realize a Human-Centric Production?”

14:50 - 15:00 Summary & planned activities, incl. cake to celebrate the successful completion of the Synergy project Virtual Ergonomics.

Contact for questions.

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