The Internet of Things: robots are taking over the automated smart factory

Published 01 October 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: iot, manufacturing, siemens, robots, internet of things, smart factory

Intelligent Robots, should we be scared?

In the 1980s car manufacturers in Detroit were prophesising a future of “lights-out” manufacturing - essentially, the factory lights would be turned off and robots would be left to do all the work.

But this hasn’t really been possible, yet the smart factory is almost here thanks to technological advances and the internet of things (IoT).

The key to making this factory, and other smart factories like it, work is having the mesh of integrated technologies cooperate as an efficient whole.

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