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Industry 4.0 – Addressing the Skills Gap

Industry 4.0 is the name that is being given to what many experts see as the latest industrial revolution. Over the last few years we have seen some rapid advances in technology, with increasing automation, data collection, analytics and monitoring becoming the norm. Smart supply chains and connected devices are sure to offer substantial improvements in the efficiency of our manufacturing facilities. But who will operate these new smart factories? The current generation of industrial leaders are not digital natives...

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Human Robot Integration in Manufacturing

Over the last few decades, manufacturing has changed a great deal. The development of labour-saving devices means that factories can handle larger tasks, for longer hours and complete things more rapidly than humans ever could. At first, those labour saving devices were simple machines that performed very specific tasks within strictly limited parameters. This has changed, however, and today we have robots that are capable of analysing situations, making decisions and working with or alongside humans in quite dynamic ways....

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Cyber Security for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 has become an important talking point over the last couple of years. It’s hard to deny that there have been a lot of incredible innovations in terms of smart factories and connected systems in recent times. But whenever there is progress, there are new problems to solve, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has certainly created its fair share of challenges. Cyber Physical Systems and Cyber Attacks The idea of cyber physical systems is at the core...

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