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The division of labour between workers and machines is called into question as technological advances offer new possibilities for workplace automation. This article examines how the human-machine configurations call for the experience of the senses, at the material-corporeal level.

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Our findings reveal how experienced workers, in their relationship with automated machines, mobilise embodied reference points of know-how. By trying to describe and understand them, our research could provide important clues to develop a reference tool for training new workers in the cork industry.

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This page is a summary of: “Looking for the defect”: The emerging frontiers between the work activity and automation in a cork industrial district, Work, October 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/wor-211132.
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