Prof. Antonio Valente
14 Feb 2023

This project has the collaboration of 14 companies that are developing technological solutions for collaborative work on the shop floor between humans and robots.


António Valente, science and technology manager at the University of Aveiro (UA), participates in the Augmanity, project, an initiative that aims to adapt companies to industry 4.0, placing workers at the center of all technological elements.

Industry 4.0 is a concept that involves the adaptation of the industry to a new paradigm of industrial digitalization that involves the application of emerging technologies of autonomous driving, collaborative robotics, artificial vision, and connectivity to the internet of things, in the different sectors of factory production.

These are some examples of the new digital technologies that companies are starting to have at their disposal to improve their production processes and competitiveness.

In this way, the main objective of the Augmanity project is to adapt companies to the new paradigms of industrial digitization that are characteristic of industry 4.0, placing the human factor at the center of this revolution.

The project is in its second year of development and is expected to conclude in mid-2023. At the moment, different technological solutions are being tested in the 14 companies that collaborate with this initiative.

“We have 14 companies where we are testing the various products, each with its own subproject, and we believe that by the end we will have products with high levels of technological maturity and in conditions to be economically valued by companies”, he says.

The Augmanity – Augmented Humanity project is funded by the Portugal 2020 program with an investment of around €8.2 million, and involves a total of 22 partners including companies, universities, and research centers.

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