Industry 5.0: Is the Manufacturing Industry on the Cusp of a New Revolution?

Mary Doyle-Kent, Peter Kopacek

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It is widely accepted that the advent of robotics and automation in previous industrial revolutions brought about paradigm shifts in the manufacturing industry worldwide. It is therefore conceivable that the fifth industrial revolution will bring about a similar shift in norms and make fundamental changes in our approach to industry and manufacturing. From the first industrial revolution to the fourth, science and technological innovations, training and capital, were the key elements in evolving how products are conceived, designed and manufactured. Looking forward to the fifth industrial revolution it is likely that there will be a paradigm change in how industry will evolve given the tools of industry 4.0; the internet of things, digitization, blockchain, advanced materials, additive manufacture, artificial intelligence and robotics, drones, energy technology, biotechnology, neurotechnology and virtual and augmented reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiMEC-APCOMS 2019 - Proceedings of the 4th International Manufacturing Engineering Conference and The 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems
EditorsNuman M. Durakbasa, Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Radhiyah Abd. Aziz, Ahmad Razlan Yusoff, Nafrizuan Mat Yahya, Fazilah Abdul Aziz, Mohd Yazid Abu, M. Günes Gençyilmaz
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030313425, 9789811509490
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event19th International Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2019 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

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


Conference19th International Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2019


  • Engineering ethics
  • Industrial revolution
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industry 5.0
  • Robotics
  • Social impact
  • Technology


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