The industrial revolutions have come a long way since the beginning of its time. Nowadays, you might have heard about Industry 5.0, without knowing how it can be differentiated from Industry 4.0.
Usually, when Industry 4.0 – fourth stage of the industrial revolution – is mentioned, people tend to focus on automation, autonomous processes, self automizing systems and technology in general. This ends up being one of the reasons why Industry 4.0 feels a bit cold. Essentially because of all these technologies, equal systems and intelligent tools don’t really connect with the people working in factories. And, nowadays, the human workers are key elements that add value in production lines and in manufacturing as a whole.
By placing humans back at the centre of the industrial production, Industry 5.0 leverages that value. By giving the workers the tools that make them much more connected with the rest, the remaining of the equal systems and jobs that are more meaningful. So, Industry 5.0, as we know it, brings in this warmer, more human touch. Which means bigger sustainability, a more ethical stand, a bigger focus on safety, wellbeing and on the professional development of each worker.
We are currently still scratching the surface of this new concept, but in summary: Industry 5.0 is a complement of Industry 4.0 and it mainly focuses on building a more sustainable, human-centered and a more resilient manufacturing industry. Of course, KIT-AR is already a big part of this effort.
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