In the framework of the research project “Innovative systems and services for transport and production” IDEX/I-SITE CAP 20-25 (Challenge 2) and the LabEx IMobS3, ACTé and the joint laboratory with the MICHELIN manufacture (FactoLab) are offering an 12 months research engineer position in ergonomics.
Ergonomic study of remote assistance in real time via augmented reality glasses
The industry of the future (or 4.0) is characterized in particular by the digital transformation of production systems to achieve a new level of flexibility based on increasingly fast, reliable and precise digital solutions, and on the activity of operators, who are still indispensable for carrying out certain tasks. It is common to read in the literature about technologies that their introduction into the workplace will be solved by training the operator, but it is now clear that this is not enough. Most approaches place the operator as an external element of the technological device to be designed, and to which the operator will have to adapt. Until now, the vision of the operator in a 4.0 environment has not been considered from the point of view of the development of the operator himself through the use of 4.0 equipment. Yet sustainable performance presupposes this developmental relationship with technology. The technological project must be an opportunity to respond to the challenges of the people and systems that will host the technology.
Augmented reality (AR) glasses are among the tools whose potential the industry is seeking to exploit. The health crisis has spurred a particular use for AR glasses that is likely to become more prevalent in the long term: remote, real-time assistance. The latest models of AR glasses incorporate an on-board camera that allows remote, real-time assistance of the wearer's activity by a remote assistant. Favored by future higher performance networks such as 5G, the potential applications are multiple (maintenance, design, training) in a multi-site industrial world. The performance gains associated with the development of these devices seem major.
Assistance activities generally raise issues of shared reference, diagnosis of the problematic situation, and available information/resources. The literature thus insists on the fact that the quality of assistance depends as much on the quality of the shared diagnosis of the situation as on the responses to be implemented. We can anticipate that remote assistance will favor the transmission of information between the two actors (via supports or indications which could appear in the field of vision for example). On the other hand, compared to direct physical assistance (companionship type), we can fear an increase in difficulties in sharing and elaborating the initial diagnosis of the situation: the glasses will provide the operator's angle of view, oriented by his approach to the situation. Unlike a direct assistance situation, remote assistance deprives the assistant of different modalities (visual, tactile, proprioceptive, olfactory, etc.) which help the expert to "feel" the situation and therefore to understand what is happening. The ergonomist's work will consist of verifying this hypothesis by comparing assistance situations, via a multiple case study. He will then work with the project team to consider responses to these new challenges.
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|Intitulé||Research Engineer in Ergonomic study of remote assistance in real time via augmented reality glasses|
|Job location||IMobS3 Laboratoire d'Excellence - Université Clermont Auvergne 4 Avenue Blaise Pascal TSA 60026 63178 AUBIERE cedex, 63178 AUBIERE|
|Publié||juin 8, 2021|
|Date limite d'inscription||juin 30, 2021|
|Types d'emploi||Ingénieur Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Gestion de la technologie,   Génie industriel,   Interactions homme-machine,   Génie de l'assurance qualité,   Ingénierie des systèmes  |