Understanding social collaboration between actors and technology in an automated and digitised deep mining environment
2011 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 54, no 10, 904-916 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to develop knowledge and learning on the best way to automate organizational activities in deep mines that could lead to the creation of harmony between the human, technical and the social system, towards increased productivity. The findings showed that though the introduction of high-level technological tools in the work environment disrupted the social relations developed over time amongst the employees in most situations, the technological tools themselves became substitute social collaborative partners to the employees. It is concluded that, in developing a digitised mining production system, knowledge of the social collaboration between the humans (miners) and the technology they use for their work must be developed. By implication, knowledge of the human’s subject-oriented and object-oriented activities should be considered as an important integral resource for developing a better technological, organisational and human interactive subsystem when designing the intelligent automation and digitisation systems for deep mines.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 54, no 10, 904-916 p.
Automated and digitised deep mine, Human’s subject-oriented activity, Psychosocial environment, Social collaboration, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Social sciences - Psychology, Social sciences - Social work
Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi, Socialvetenskap - Psykologi, Socialvetenskap - Socialt arbete
Research subject Industrial Work Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8785DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2011.606922Local ID: 7520704e-35f4-4e8b-addd-679863916557OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-8785DiVA: diva2:981723
Validerad; 2011; 20111006 (mohami)2016-09-292016-09-292016-10-19Bibliographically approved