Sunday, May 21, 2017

VW offers its vision of Industry 4.0

posted by Plastics News

Shanghai — For German carmaker Volkswagen AG, one of the visions for Industry 4.0 includes mobile machinery, with robots cruising around factories and deciding on their own what they’ll do next.

A senior VW executive involved in implementing Industry 4.0, the name for the integration of big data with traditional manufacturing, told a conference at Chinaplas in Shanghai in April that the carmaker is looking at when robots will be mobile and capable of acting more independently.

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