Do We Need Synchronization of the Human and Robotics to Make Industry 5.0 a Success Story?

Mary Doyle Kent, Peter Kopacek

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Industry 4.0 has brought about a revolution in how the manufacturing industry operates, from the product concept generation to the automated, high-tech factories that fabricate the products. Manufacturing systems are fully integrated, multi-robot and collaborative. The key elements of Industry 4.0 are information and communications technology (ICT), connectedness, sensor technology, robotics and innovative production systems. Smart manufacturing systems producing smart products. The result of this highly automated environment of Industry 4.0 is that the humans are at risk of no longer playing a valuable role. This paper asks the following questions: Can we ensure that humans have a place in the highly automated workplace of the future (Industry 5.0) by optimizing human capital? Can the traditional educational provider supply the skills required to educate this modern worker or do we require an innovative educational system?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Conversion on the Way to Industry 4.0 - Selected Papers from ISPR2020, 2020 Online - Turkey
EditorsNuman M. Durakbasa, M. Güneş Gençyılmaz
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030627836
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2020 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 24 Sep 202026 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceInternational Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2020


  • Education and human centered systems
  • Industry 5.0
  • Robotics
  • Social impact
  • Technology


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