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Robots and humans working together

Research Briefing

Keywords: Industry 5.0, robotics, robots, collaborative robots

As we start to move out of industry 4.0 and into industry 5.0, or from simple digitisation and the use of artificial intelligence into human-machine collaboration and human enhancement, one of the areas of increasing organisational and research focus centres around both how machines and humans can cooperate and how humans will have to adapt for this shift.

Until now, the vast majority of industrial robots have not been licensed to work in close proximity with humans. With a few exceptions, most robots within the workplace are strictly segregated from humans and are often working in cages or the humans are caged and separated from the robots, largely for health and safety reasons.

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