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Future Industrial VoicE

Voice interaction is becoming more common in consumer products and in vehicles. Voice interaction leads to a number of benefits, such as hands-free interaction. The project aims at evaluating and demonstrating how voice interaction can improve interaction between humans and intelligent systems in future industry.

Voice interaction is becoming more and more common in consumer products and in vehicles. Today there are shortcomings in the technology, especially regarding the ability to interpret different voices and voice recognition in presence of background noise, which probably contributes to the lack of interest in designing and implementing solutions in industrial contexts. The project aims to evaluate and demonstrate how voice interaction (speech and voice based sound) can improve interaction between humans and intelligent systems in future industry (in 2030). In addition to word-based communication, the project will focus on opportunities in other voice-based modes, making the project even more groundbreaking compared to existing bets.

Voice interaction leads to a number of benefits, such as hands-free interaction. Combining voice interaction with intelligent systems creates new and novel opportunities for effective communication and interaction between humans and machines. This  project will provide a better understanding of the potential of voice interaction by identifying relevant use cases, generating suggestions for design solutions, and addressing practical problems. The overall result will set basis for future R&I projects, where solutions can be further developed, and technical and interaction-related challenges are dealt with.

The project includes stakeholders from the process and manufacturing industry (Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner and Svalson). Additionally, it involves partners (Scania and POC) with unique competence in voice interaction from the field of automotive. The project partners form a strong industry-wide consortium for a continued R&I investment in the area.


Summary

Project name

FIVE

Status

Active

Region

Region Norrbotten

RISE role in project

Project leader

Project start

Duration

1 year

Partner

Scania, POC, Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner

Project members

Anna Sirkka

Contact person

Anna Sirkka

Studio Director and senior project manager

+46730313215
anna.sirkka@ri.se

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