Contactless economy refers to the reduction of face-to-face physical contact and spatial proximity between people as much as possible, and more through physical and entities such as “people-things-people”, “people-network-people” The space is relatively isolated to carry out economic life. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, various industries such as e-commerce, life services, remote office/medical care, online entertainment/education, online sales, smart logistics, etc. have seen dazzling performance of contactless economic behavior, and the contactless economy is also To a certain extent, it has hedged the negative impact of the epidemic on the economy and society.

At present, the non-contact economy is mainly reflected in the service industry, but the new crown pneumonia epidemic has also had a huge impact on the manufacturing industry that is highly dependent on labor, and has spawned new production methods. During the epidemic, many factories realized through the industrial Internet platform. Contactless workshop management reduces the dependence of the production line on manpower and ensures the safety of personnel and production efficiency during the epidemic.

The contactless economy is actually a part of the digital economy. New technologies such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 5G, and intelligent Internet of Things are the technical cornerstones of the digital economy and the technology carrier to realize the contactless economy. Smart manufacturing is a way to realize the digital economy, turning the manufacturing industry into a non-human-intensive, but capital- and technology-driven industry. With the emergence of intelligent workshops and unmanned workshops, the effective combination of man, machine, and material can make people work more efficiently, with better mechanical performance and better product quality.

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