ASSIST4RESILIENCE: Increasing Resilience in Manufacturing – Development of a Digital Twin Based Worker Assistance

The project aims to increase resilience in human-centered SME manufacturing companies by merging cognitive assistance supported workstation with a real-time connected Digital Twin that enables real-time optimization of a digitalized workstation and related work processes through safe human-machine interactions.

The main steps of the research:

  • practically usable resilience metrics analysis and evaluation for manufacturing,
  • Axiomatic Design decomposition for resilient Cyber-Physical Production Systems design,
  • approach for monitoring system architecture for long-term resilience,
  • Digital Twin integration with worker assistance and information systems,
  • cyber-physical demonstrator design, testing and validation.
Schema for resilience in shop floor


Tanel Aruväli portrait

Dr. Tanel Aruväli

Senior Research Fellow

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Smart Mini Factory Laboratory

Erwin Rauch portrait

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Erwin Rauch

Endowed Professor for Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Smart Mini Factory Laboratory

Journal articles

Aruväli, T., De Marchi, M., & Rauch, E. (2023). Analysis of quantitative metrics for assessing resilience of human-centered CPPS workstations. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 2914.

Conference publications

De Marchi, M., Rojas, R., Mark, B., Aruväli, T., Rauch, E. & Matt D. (2022). Digital Twin Architecture of a Cyber-physical Assembly Transfer System. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics: Conference on Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics – IN4PL, Malta. SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda, 168−175.

Aruväli, T., & Rauch, E. (2022). ERP and Digital Planning in Learning Factories for Increasing Digital Resilience. Proceedings of the 15th EPIEM Conference 2022: 15th EPIEM Conference 2022 “Creating a European IEM Future at the Intersection “Innovation – Digitalisation – Sustainability”, Graz, Austria, Ed. Zunk, Bernd Markus; Omazic, Amila. Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, 66−71. (29).

Conference publications (accepted, in print)

Aruväli, T., De Marchi, M., Rauch, E. & Matt, D. “Design Decomposition for Cyber Resiliency in Cyber-Physical Production Systems”. 15th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD2023). Springer, 2023

Aruväli, T., De Marchi, M. & Rauch, E. Monitoring System Architecture for Long-Term Resilience in Manufacturing. Modern Materials and Manufacturing (MMM2023), AIP Publishing, 2023.

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This project is financed by the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Department innovation, research, universities and museums.