Introducing ‘Operator 4.0,’ a tech-augmented human worker
Magazine article, 2017

There does not have to be conflict between robots and humans, with machines taking people’s jobs and leaving them unemployed. Technology should be designed with collaboration in mind. That way, companies and workers alike will be able to capitalize on the respective strengths of both human and machine. What’s more, the inherent flexibility of “Operator 4.0” workers will also help to ensure workplaces of the future that can change and adapt. That means getting ever more efficient and safer, as new technologies emerge.

augmenting technology



industrial digitalisation

industry 4.0



Thorsten Wuest

David Romero

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

The Conversation

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Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics


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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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