TITLE: "Toward Automation 5.0"
Nowadays various applications of Industry 4.0 have been developed and showed the benefits. However, in the arena of manufacturing, to develop an intelligent, adaptive, re-configurable, and integrated system still has a long way to go. This speech intends to challenge the disadvantages of modern automated manufacturing and brings the audience to observe the opportunity toward Automation 5.0.
In the era of Automation 5.0, we expect a manufacturing system is a dynamic composition of autonomous yet collaborative working units. Each working unit intelligently utilizes its capacity, continuously learns from the environment, and maintains itself in a healthy condition. The vertical and cross-sectional relations of the working units are formed by semantic networks. Hence, the manufacturing system can be driven by knowledge reasoning.
Automation 5.0 is foreseen because of the potential technological integration of ontological knowledge base, IoT automation, and cloud/fog/edge computing.
Chin-Yin Huang is Professor and Department Chair of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information at Tunghai University, Taiwan. He has a PhD degree from Purdue University.
Prof. Huang is currently Vice President of the International Foundation for Production Research. He also serves as the Chair in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society. In addition, he is the Director of International Affairs of Taiwan CIIE. He is the former Dean of General Affairs, Tunghai University. Prof. Huang has been serving as a professional consultant and advisor to government, universities, hospitals, and manufacturing sectors.
Prof. Huang’s research ranges from Industry 4.0 to medical data analytics. His publications appear in IJPR, IJPE, C&IE, RCIM, various medical journals, etc.