WS03 - Bidirectional Trust in Human Digital Twin-Based Ergonomics for Industry 5.0

Workshop Organized by

Nicola Berti, University of Padova, Italy and Marco Faroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Mattia Guidolin, University of Padova, Italy and Cesare Tonola, University of Brescia, Italy


Industry 5.0 marks a significant shift in manufacturing, prioritizing the well-being of workers alongside automation. Central to this ethos is the human digital twin, revolutionizing human-machine relationships by enabling real-time monitoring and optimization of various parameters, especially ergonomics. Collaborative robots (cobots) also play a crucial role, working alongside humans to enhance productivity and flexibility. However, integrating them into human-centric environments poses challenges, particularly in effectively controlling robotic movements to foster collaboration. To address these challenges, trust must flow in both directions: from the human operator to the cobot, and vice versa. Ensuring such a bidirectional trust flow will pave the way for a more inclusive and sustainable future of manufacturing. The workshop has two primary goals: improving the well-being and ergonomic conditions of operators while maximizing production efficiency. By fostering a culture of trust that flows both ways among all stakeholders—humans and cobots—the workshop seeks to propel the industry toward a future characterized by efficiency, sustainability, and inclusivity.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Acceptability and Trust
  • Ergonomics
  • Explainable Robot Decision Making
  • Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Human-Aware Planning and Control
  • Human-Centered Robotics and Automation
  • Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop
  • Human Modeling and Digital Twins
  • Multi-Modal Perception for HRI
  • Safety in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Shared Autonomy
  • Wearable Sensors and Robots

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Contact for more details

If you would like to know more about the workshop, please contact, Nicola Berti (; Marco Faroni (; Mattia Guidolin (; Cesare Tonola (;