Human-Centred AI and Robotics in Manufacturing Systems
Industry 5.0, also known as the Fifth Industrial Revolution, is a new and emerging phase of industrialisation that sees humans working alongside advanced technology and A.I.-powered robots to enhance workplace processes.
Industry 5.0 aims to have increased resilience, an improved focus on sustainability as well as a more human-centric focus. Such human centred AI and Robotics in Manufacturing systems have the capacity and potential to augment humans while working collaboratively with them.
This opens the possibility of significantly enhancing both the physical and intelligent capabilities of humans in various tasks. Towards achieving the above goal, we take a multidisciplinary approach in our research in which we apply knowledge from Biology and Psychology to inspire the development of novel algorithms, frameworks and platforms for the next generation of Human centred Manufacturing Systems.
In this talk, I will discuss some of the work we have done so far in achieving the above.
About the speaker
Dr John Oyekan
Dr John Oyekan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science with research interests in:
- Safe Human-Robot collaboration
- Swarm robotics applications in manufacturing
- Human-centered Robotics and AI
- Nature inspired Optimisation and machine learning applications
- Digital twins