Towards Industry 5.0: Augmented Reality Assistance Systems for People-Centred Digitalisation and Smart Manufacturing

Ahmed Khafaga, Lorena Caires Moreira, Ben Horan

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Although Industry 4.0 has brought multiple positive impacts, the lack of consideration for the human operator in the loop has been a key driver for an 'Industry 5.0'(r)evolution. Human-centricity is a core pillar of Industry 5.0,
however, the breadth of emerging Industrial Technologies and methods for worker assistance and their integration in factories' systems are not well understood yet. This paper carries out a systematic review of human-centric manufacturing and discusses the emerging research topics, methods and approaches that are contributing to the next industrial revolution. The key
factors on human operator wellbeing, methods and techniques for human-centric manufacturing, and augmented reality assistance systems are analysed. Moreover, the research challenges and gaps are identified, and recommendations on future research directions are provided for the further
development of people-centred digitalisation and smart manufacturing research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 28th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC2023)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-3585-9
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-3586-6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Oct 2023
Event28th International Conference on Automation and Computing - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20231 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)


Conference28th International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Industry 5.0
  • Human Centric Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Wellbeing
  • Ergonomics


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