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  • Industry 4.0 smart factory with robotic arm control interface
    Sent by kneia on 15/05/2024

    Dr Alison Hirst is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. Her primary areas of research centre on organizational space and materiality and the use of ethnography as a way of researching and writing about organizations.

  • Worker using augmented reality headset to assist with lock assembly
    Sent by kneia on 18/03/2024

    The Up-Skill project aims to explore the intricate relationship between automation, skilled labour, and organisational systems within the context of Industry 5.0. This article delves into the depths of the project's objectives, methodologies, and anticipated outcomes, shedding light on the critical role of enabling technologies in shaping the future of manufacturing.

  • Union
    Sent by MDU on 01/02/2024

    The European Union is concerned that industry 4.0, the digitalisation and automation of industry, may lead us away from the sorts of societies and industries that we want and need to build. Industry 5.0, where we need to get to, encapsulates the concepts of human-centricity, resilience, and sustainability.

  • Artificial Intelligence Processor
    Sent by TWI on 10/01/2024

    The speed of industrial technological development far exceeds that of the training and education that is necessary to use it. The Up-Skill project is aiming to equip organisations with information to allow them to implement the appropriate technologies and identify the skills and training requirements that will allow them to flourish in the digital age.

  • IA concept
    Sent by kneia on 03/01/2024

    The concept of Industry 5.0 emphasises the importance of a human-centric approach, sustainability, and resilience in industrial transformations. This aligns with the European Commission's vision to steer Industry 4.0 towards placing workers' needs at the core of technology deployment.

  • Europena Unios side events
    Sent by kneia on 15/12/2023

    Up-Skill and Bridges 5.0 took part in the HaDEA COP28 event "Empowering a Human-Centric Industry for the Twin Transitions".

  • Microsoft teams
    Sent by kneia on 16/10/2023

    Mälardalen Industrial Technology Centre (MITC) hosted an event on October 12th, 2023, which brought together over 130 industrial, manufacturing, and technological research stakeholders to discuss the topic of “Designing sustainability into modern manufacturing.”

  • Businessman on blurred background using digital artificial intelligence head interface 3D rendering
    Sent by TWI on 10/10/2023

    Industry 5.0  recognises that machines and humans have complementary strengths. Rather than fully automating manufacturing processes, it encourages collaboration between skilled workers and advanced technologies. Workers are actively involved in decision-making, problem-solving, and the creative aspects of production, while machines handle repetitive and routine tasks. This is why in ‘UpSkill’ we have included a wide selection of artisans to work within this transition.

  • Up-Skill ethnographer and owner of Ztift discuss technology solutions
    Sent by kneia on 03/07/2023

    Following a comprehensive review of the Up-Skill case study organisation´s business strategies, outputs, production processes and strategic technology challenges and objectives, the next step for the Up-Skill researchers is to identify technologies that can provide solutions to manufacturing and production process issues, whilst simultaneously being integrated effectively with the human workforce and complimenting the firm´s overall business strategy and market operations.

  • Industry 4.0 Factory
    Sent by kneia on 16/06/2023

    The Up-Skill project focuses on understanding the impact of Industry 4.0 and 5G technologies, such as autonomous robots, machine learning, big data and analytics, augmented reality, and cloud computing, on job roles, job content and managerial competencies to help ensure the preservation of human knowledge, skills, and craftsmanship, shifting the business mindset from a substitution to an augmentation approach.

  • the triple bottom line & industry 5.0
    Sent by TWI on 02/05/2023

    The triple bottom line is a concept that measures the success of a company, not only in terms of financial profits, but also their social and environmental impact. The three aspects of the triple bottom line are often referred to as people, planet, and profit.

  • Robots ethnography
    Sent by TWI on 13/04/2023

    If you are anything like the friends and colleagues that we interviewed to ask if they know what an ethnographer is, you will probably go blank. In truth, it is a term that sounds far more exotic and oddly distant than it actually is. An ethnographer is a social scientist who studies people and cultures by observing and interacting with them in their natural environment. Ethnographers can be useful in a variety of settings, including business, education, healthcare, and government, among others.

  • Robots on an assembly line
    Sent by TWI on 12/04/2023

    Despite long-held fears among workers, automation does not simply, by virtue of its inherent nature, ‘threaten’ jobs. Nor do jobs carry inherent irreducible characteristics that render them automatable. Different attempts at classifying ‘at risk’ occupations have, unsurprisingly, come to wildly different conclusions.

  • Ai intelligence bots
    Sent by TWI on 31/03/2023

    TWI is one of a team of partners in the Up-Skill Project, who are developing a greater understanding of how businesses and organisations can benefit from Industry 5.0.

  • Ai intelligence technology
    Sent by TWI on 30/03/2023

    Consortium members Malardalen University, the University of Milan, the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre (J4IC: partners Lancaster University and TWI) and the Anglia Ruskin Innovation Centre (ARIC: partners Anglia Ruskin University and TWI) are currently working on the Up-Skill project: Up-skilling for Industry 5.0 Roll-out, which they won funding for in 2022 from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme. The aim of Up-Skill is to develop a better understanding of how businesses can benefit from improved machine/human integration in the workplace.

  • Ethnographic research of Industry 4.0 technologies
    Sent by kneia on 08/02/2023

    The first Work Package of the Up-Skill project, consisting of a State-of-the-Art Literature Review, an Ethnographic Framework Report, and an Ethnography Workshop, has been completed, laying the foundation for the Up-Skill case studies to begin.

  • Automation Software Technology Process System
    Sent by kneia on 26/01/2023

    The Horizon Europe BRIDGES 5.0 Project, alongside Up-Skill, is a project managed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA), related to the development of workforce skills for industry.

  • TWI´s welding and joining technologies
    Sent by kneia on 12/12/2022

    The Up-Skill project presented at TWI´s annual Digital Manufacturing Conference

  • Networking automation
    Sent by kneia on 31/10/2022

    A paradigm shift from automation to human-machine augmentation

  • Operator worker
    Sent by kneia on 31/10/2022

    Case studies will show how the potential for automation and human input is being played out in a range of industrial, competitive and supply chain settings.

  • Kick-Off Meeting Brussels
    Sent by kneia on 31/10/2022

    Investigating the future of human-machine interaction in the workplace