The Knowledge Gap: Providing Situation-Aware Information Assistance on the Shop Floor

  • Mario AehneltEmail author
  • Bodo Urban
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)


Situation-aware information assistance strongly depends on the quality of available contextual background knowledge for an application domain and on its automatic processing. In this paper we present a conceptual approach towards using cognitive architectures to provide information assistance and allow complex decision making based on expert knowledge. We transfer our approach into a technical concept which was finally implemented as part of the Plant@Hand assembly assistance system within a mobile workshop trolley. The paper gives insights into our work on formalizing knowledge and providing ad-hoc mechanisms for planning, assisting and controlling assembly tasks on the manufacturing shop floor.


Shop Floor Work Situation Cognitive Architecture Assembly Task Product Lifecycle Management 
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This research has been supported by the German Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the European Social Fund under grant ESF/IV-BM-B35-0006/12.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer IGDRostockGermany

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