COALA – COgnitive Assisted agile manufacturing for a LAbor force supported by trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Human beings are at the center of knowledge-intensive manufacturing processes. They must be qualified and flexible to meet the requirements of their working environment. Training new workers in these processes is time-consuming and costly for companies. Industries such as Italian textile sector are suffering from shortage of skilled workers caused, for example, by demographic change. A second challenge for the manufacturing sector is constant competition of high-quality products. COALA will address both challenges through innovative design and development of a voice-controlled digital intelligent assistant for manufacturing sector.


  • Jan Naumann
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen (Project Coordination)

Life span

01. October 2020 to 30. September 2023



Horizon 2020

Category A: more than 500,000 €