PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV (Netherlands)
Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 80,500 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
Philips Drachten is one of Philips’ biggest development and production centers in Europe. It is a globally oriented site. On this site, employees from all over the world collaborate enthusiastically on the development of products that improve people’s lives, such as coffee machines, Ladyshaves, vacuum cleaners, beard trimmers, hair clippers, Wake-up Lights, and shavers. Besides developing new shavers, Drachten also produces them in the factory that uses cutting-edge production technology to manufacture the latest shavers 24/7. In addition, we produce the OneBlade shaving system since 2016 and parts of several other consumer products. OneBlade is our revolutionary, innovative hybrid styler that can shave, trim and style.
Role in the Project
As a global leader in the manufacturing of mass-produced consumer products, Philips Drachten will supply a use-case revolving around ‘HUMAN – COBOT collaboration improving robust Quality Inspections by Vision’ as pilot demonstrator in a relevant production environment. The results of the STAR project will be deployed and tested on the production line part of this pilot. Philips will be the task leader for this pilot. In order to have a successful deployment, Philips will contribute to the establishment of a vision and specifications for Safe and Human Centric AI in Manufacturing. In addition, Philips will support the development of Human-Robot interactions for active learning as well as Human-Centered Digital Models for AI Systems and Processes. Finally, Philips will contribute to the dissemination activities of the STAR project.