Industry 4.0: Bringing the human-machine relationship to the next level
Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic in Japan since the beginning of 2015. Despite the interest, there have been few examples of direction and success shared around the topic. Some critics say Industry 4.0 is a buzz word or no different from traditional factory automation (FA) so no action is necessary.
However, the recent spread of the internet and the development speed of information technology has not only created more convenient and better business but is surely about to change the traditional manufacturing business model. Change in the style of manufacturing led by “smart factory” implies that there is a shift in values from industrial goods to more design and application development focused “innovation.” The purpose of smart factory is to expand the imagination and creativity of humans with the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), and not just to optimize quality, cost, and delivery (QCD).
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