Cyber-physical systems and manufacturing’s new frontier | Robotics & Automation News

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to recap:the first industrial revolution was brought about by mechanisation and steam power;the second industrial revolution was essentially about electrification and mass manufacturing;the third industrial revolution is said to have been led by computers and automation systems; andthe fourth industrial revolution is where everything is connected together into what are called “cyber-physical systems” – meaning the integration of software and hardware and even humans.“Industry 4.0 really references the next revolution in manufacturing, which, simply defined, is mapping the physical and digital world together,” says Steve Shepley, principal at Deloitte, and one of the speakers at the Exponential Manufacturing conference.

Source: Cyber-physical systems and manufacturing’s new frontier | Robotics & Automation News

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