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Industry 5.0: The future of manufacturing in 2035

  • Darrell Adams

    Singapore

Singapore   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  06:38 am
Man-machine interaction: An Indonesian technician examines robots known as Amy (center) and Temi (left) during a simulation on assisting medical teams in handling COVID-19.(AFP/Adek Berry)

The factory of 2035 will look vastly different than the factory of today. Ever since the first Industrial Revolution when mechanization, water, and steam power started to automate work previously carried out manually, more work has been taken on by machines. Each technological advancement – from computers and robotics to the Internet – has brought about additional automation. Advancement in technologies will remain significant, but the trend of "human touch" will also be in demand in Factory of 2035. Today, internet-enabled "Industry 4.0” – including the robots that form a growing part of its connected technologies – has given rise to new fears that technology is replacing human workers. Representing Industry 4.0 as they do, robots are also bearing the brunt of the latest “technology is replacing us” myths. People have miscon...