Integrating CPS into Socio-Technical Systems
While nowadays machines, robots and other technical entities become more intelligent and the need of flexible as well as more efficient manufacturing and logistics systems is growing, the human worker is not yet an integrated part of these new emerging systems. Besides exposing the human to a vast amount of data, new collaborative work forms within these mainly decentralized systems are still missing. This article introduces a hierarchy of design levels for socio-technical systems, which emphasizes on the adaptivity of intelligent technical entities represented in a multi-agent system. Furthermore, the focus lies on possible natural depictions of information.