The workshop brings together industry and academic researchers to discuss emerging digital and collaborative robotic technologies that shape the transition from Industry 4.0 towards human-facing, sustainable and resilient Industry 5.0. It accounts for the growing role of information technology in automation and the growing multidisciplinary approaches required for designing and deploying complex automated manufacturing systems. Key enabling technologies for industrial communication, control, sensing and distributed data processing, computer vision and applied AI/ML and their integration in next generation manufacturing systems are also of interest.

Topic include (but are not limited to):
– Emerging digital technologies applied in manufacturing scenarios
– Integration of collaborative robotic platforms
– Distributed sensing and edge computing for in situ awareness
– Control and cognition algorithms, methods and tools for manufacturing
– Industrial Internet of Things communication technologies and protocols
– Industrial data management including applied AI/ML for forecasting and anomaly detection
– AR/VR platforms and tools for immersive manufacturing design and evaluation
Resilient and human-facing cybersecurity paradigms for Industry 5.0
– IT/OT convergence in manufacturing
– Case studies for various industry application (automotive, food, logistics, etc.)

Increased adoption of advanced digital technologies and collaborative robotic platforms in modern manufacturing systems for resource efficiency and sustainability. This is achieved through seamless interconnection and integration of new sensing, communication, control, learning and optimization algorithms that operate in real-time, close to the manufacturing process. Human- in-the-loop approaches offer the potential to increase the acceptance of the new automated systems, while combining open hardware and software components with proprietary systems represents a challenge in designing efficient, cyber-secure solutions.

The workshop is co-located with the 28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2023).
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