The core research areas of XPRES include Smart systems, Smart processes, Smart people, and Smart factories, at the level of fundamental production research. The four research areas contribute to a sustainable society, scientific knowledge creation, empowered people through human-centricity in production, and eventually to a more resilient industry.
In the era of smart manufacturing, how to maintain humans’ leadership position is a challenge. XPRES places human-centricity in the research agenda to empower future operators with enhanced human abilities.
Monitoring, and control of machines and processes are made in a smart way more than ever before. The smartness is enabled by the use of artificial intelligence and facilitated by human intelligence, collaboratively.
At manufacturing processes level, product quality and functionality are guaranteed by robust, reliable and innovative manufacturing techniques. These are facilitated by the knowledge and skills of operators and engineers.