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What is Industry 4.0 and How Do We Get There?

October 26, 2018

Industry 4.0 is a trending term, originating from a project in the high-tech strategy division of the German government to promote the computerization of manufacturing. As a general principle, it envisions a “smart factory” with cyber-physical systems communicating and cooperating real time with the software and humans that drive the production. Until recently, however, factory management tools and automation have been some of the only driving factors in production throughput.