Category: Robotics

Industry 4.0 – More flexible mass production through the use of technical engineering simulations – Part 1

The term Industry 4.0 is a main focus in the current debate about the future of machine production. However, while certain key technologies such as the steam engine, assembly line production or the computer are already associated with revolutions in...

/ 4. November 2015

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing – Killer Applications or Hype?

Most German manufacturers still underestimate the potential innovation opportunity offered by augmented reality technologies. This is evidenced by the results of the IT Innovation Readiness Index 2014, a follow-up study conducted by the independent market research agency Pierre Audoin Consultants...

/ 13. October 2015

Driving Industry 4.0 among German Manufacturers

There’s no longer any doubt about the significance of Industry 4.0 for the German economy. The core driver of this trend is the increasing digitalization that’s pushing its way into manufacturing at ever-greater speeds. This is sure to kick off...

/ 14. September 2015

Industry 4.0 – The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

Industry 4.0 presents tremendous opportunities for innovative producers, system suppliers, and entire regions. But, as with previous transformational developments, Industry 4.0 also poses a severe threat to laggards. As business models, economics, and skill requirements shift, we could well see major...

/ 17. August 2015

Industry 4.0 – The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

Industry 4.0 presents tremendous opportunities for innovative producers, system suppliers, and entire regions. But, as with previous transformational developments, Industry 4.0 also poses a severe threat to laggards. As business models, economics, and skill requirements shift, we could well see major...

/ 17. August 2015

Industrie 4.0: Industrial Automation Services as part of the Cloud

Institute Industrial IT (inIT) of the OWL University in Lemgo/Germany is the Cloud Innovation World Cup Winner 2014 Category Industry 4.0. Future automation systems should meet fast growing market demands by providing agile and flexible production lines. In-addition, competitive production...

/ 12. April 2015

Meet the Robots Shipping Your Amazon Orders

Amazon uses modern Kiva robots to transport items from shelves to human workers. This allows the commerce company to work faster and more efficient and makes employes' life easier. TIME took a look at those robots and shows a video,...

/ 8. April 2015

Audi Drives Innovation on the Shop Floor

MIT Technology Review's Russ Juskalian visits Audi's Ingolstadt factory and takes a look at one of the most modern factory floors of its kind. Audi works with KUKA robotics, a leading industrial-robot maker, which help with achieving much higher productivity...

/ 30. March 2015

Industry 4.0 LIVE at AUTOMATICA 2014

Humans and robots are getting closer to each other. Guided by humans robots can also complete tasks autonomously. Machines, which work independently, communicate with one another and organize themselves are also the future of production: the so-called industry 4.0. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uA5taR_X_A...

/ 30. March 2015

Industry 4.0 – The Technological Revolution continues!

The world is facing a technological revolution, which will also change society. Due to a new value-added chain in factories, today's machine no longer „blindly" processes a workpiece, rather the workpiece tells the machine what to do. The workpiece knows...

/ 29. March 2015