AVATAR - Advanced Virtual Aptitude and Training Application in Real Time

AVATAR - Advanced Virtual Aptitude and Training Application in Real Time

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Machine control systems and sensor technology compile directed feedback to guide the operator towards more balanced working methods and techniques.

A digital coaching, assistance and feedback system is designed to improve the productivity and job satisfaction of forest machine operators with reduced mental stress and to make the training of junior staff more attractive and efficient. The overall objective is to make recommendations for the future development and implementation of an operator interface with optimal timing of feedback interpretation for decision support. The prototype of the digital coach will be integrated in forestry machines in Germany and Scandinavia and will also be used as a test environment in the simulators at FBZ. In the evaluation of the use cases the improvement of the forest-wood logistics chain will be critically assessed. In addition, the evaluation will assess how well the project meets the market requirements. The project consortium's approach to training is to ensure that the knowledge acquired can be optimally applied by the users.

Domain
Harvesting, infrastructure, logistics
Research and development
Challenge addressed
5.- Enhance economic and environmental performance of forest supply chains
Type of solution
Smart machinery, equipment
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Germany
Norway
Sweden
Scale of application
Cross-border/multi-lateral (several countries)
Start and end year
2019 - 2021
Contact data
Owner or author
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Dirk Jaeger
Reporter
Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW
References and Resources
Project reference
ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue by Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR, Germany), Forskningsradet (The Research Council of Norway), VINNOVA, The Swedish Innovation Agency. ForestValue has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 773324.
Resources
AVATAR project presentation
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0