Cognitive and physical automation in a sawmill production line (ID2)

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The integration of AI-based systems in the workplace for physical and cognitive tasks is showing increasing promise. In this case of a sawmill production line, an industrial robot supervised by workers in a control room can sort out and handle defective word boards without interruption.

Transferring human labour from the conveyor belt to the control room may reduce physical and psychosocial strain related to repetitive tasks, exposure to noise and dust, and heavy lifting.

Suitable training and adequate safety measures can deliver positive long-term benefits to the company and its workers. 

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