A core predicate of Industry 5.0 (I5.0) is the integration of human, environmental and social factors with new technologies. The integration of collaborative robots offers increased productivity but raises questions on safety and how robots can respond to varying cognitive and physical attributes. This paper discusses the significance of structured ontologies in managing complex information for proactive, safe, and productive human-robot collaboration. The paper highlights the future work to be undertaken to ensure the safe and fluid integration of humans and robots within I5.0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2585-2594
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society
Early online date16 May 2024
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2024
Event2024 International Design Society Conference, Design 2024 - Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 202423 May 2024


  • human behaviour
  • human-robot collaboration
  • ontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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