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Job automation could help us fight climate change—but only if we do it right

Job automation could help us fight climate change—but only if we do it right

The fourth industrial revolution could prove to be a make or break moment in the fight against climate change.
Digital Twin: from Automation to Autonomy

Digital Twin: from Automation to Autonomy

NASA introduced the term “digital twin” in a 2010 technology roadmap describing the tools of space travel. Almost a decade later, “digital twin” has emerged as a key tool. It enables a terrestrial
Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors

Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors

"Industry 4.0" is already here for some companies—especially silicon foundries.
The trick to saving human factory jobs might be teaming up with the machines

The trick to saving human factory jobs might be teaming up with the machines

“It’s all about making humans better rather than replacing them."
For the industrial Internet of Things, defense in depth is a requirement

For the industrial Internet of Things, defense in depth is a requirement

The shift in how we make things brings with it a shift in how we secure things.
The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things

The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things

IoT has arrived on the factory floor with the force of Kool-Aid Man exploding through walls.
Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning

Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning

The increased digitization and tendency to automate complex manufacturing processes have dredged up technologies that date back to the 70s. Digital Twin is one of those disruptive technologies that
Inside Nokia’s factory of the future: Robots, data, automation, 5G, and even some humans

Inside Nokia’s factory of the future: Robots, data, automation, 5G, and even some humans

The factory of the future is running in Oulu, Finland, where automation helps Nokia build 5G base stations. Great for the robots, but what about people?
How Munich’s Franka Emika wants to reinvent industrial robotic assistants

How Munich’s Franka Emika wants to reinvent industrial robotic assistants

Munich-based Franka Emika hopes to accelerate the robotic revolution for smaller manufacturers with its Panda robotic arm.
Chrysalix Venture Capital raising $120 million fund to back Industry 4.0 startups

Chrysalix Venture Capital raising $120 million fund to back Industry 4.0 startups

Chrysalix Venture Capital has closed the first part of its new Industry 4.0 fund, which will target startups focused on more energy-efficient production. The Chrysalix RoboValley Fund will be on the
Paris’ Usine IO pivots its maker business to focus on coaching and Station F accelerator

Paris’ Usine IO pivots its maker business to focus on coaching and Station F accelerator

Riding a maker movement wave, Paris-based Usine IO opened in 2014 to help entrepreneurs pursue their hardware startup dreams. Since then, the company has often been touted as one of the French Tech

Condition Monitoring Crucial to Industry 4.0

The world is now at the dawn of fourth industrial revolution or better known as Industry 4.0 – the transition from computerized systems to cyber-physical systems, enabled by technologies like the
Why Israeli startups tackle ‘unsexy’ industries with AI

Why Israeli startups tackle ‘unsexy’ industries with AI

GUEST: According to PitchBook, VC investors worldwide put more than $10.8 billion into AI and machine learning companies in 2017. Both VCs and large enterprises have focused on the technology. It’s
Tempo raises $20 million to open connected electronics factory in San Francisco

Tempo raises $20 million to open connected electronics factory in San Francisco

After years of leaning on China to manufacture its electronic wonders at a low cost, Silicon Valley’s factory of the future may soon be located just up the highway in the heart of San Francisco.
Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Knowing what’s in your warehouse, where certain items are stored and where they are in the production process is highly valuable information. But gathering this information is typically done with