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The Dawn of Cognitive Factories: Artificial Intelligence in the Shop Floor

Published: 14 Nov 2018

Karthik Sundaram, Program Manager-The Industrial Internet of Things, Frost & Sullivan – an excerpt from SPS IPC Drives 2018 presentation to be delivered 27th of November 2018 at 16:00-16:30 CET, Room Kiew, NCC Ost, Ebene 2.

Situated in a mountain village of Japan is FANUC’s widely reported lights out factory. This one of a kind, unmanned factory works autonomously 24/7 and is well known for robots that can assemble, test, and monitor themselves. A few decades ago, such a scenario would have existed only in the pages of Isaac Asimov’s science fiction. Today, the FANUC use case is a proof of the dawn of cognitive factories and how far artificial intelligence (AI) has been able to penetrate into the walls of these factories.

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