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Industrial Intelligence, the next revolution in control

The next revolution in automation is much hyped, Industrie 4.0 as the Europeans refer to it.  What is it really?  The application of relatively unlimited computing power to…

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Aug
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Intelligence is Coming to an object near You

Does Artificial Intelligence mean that mankind’s goal is to create human intelligence?  Depends on who you ask.  If that is the assumption, it is not likely to happen…

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Aug
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Machine Intelligence

The Machine Intelligence debate goes on, with the latest topics including predictive maintenance. The implication seems to be that if a machine can predict equipment failures and eliminate…

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Reinvent the Old and make it New

When cost barriers drop, suddenly old problems start to look like new opportunities. There are many examples of older technology that has never become widely adopted due to…

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25

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The next generation of grinding

by Steve Meyer, Contributing Editor One company is leveraging CAD, vision systems and robotics to make dramatic improvements in grinding large castings. The next generation of grinding will…

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Industrial Intelligence, the next revolution in control

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The next revolution in automation is much hyped, Industrie 4.0 as the Europeans refer to it.  What is it really?  The application of relatively unlimited computing power to…

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Reinvent the Old and make it New

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When cost barriers drop, suddenly old problems start to look like new opportunities. There are many examples of older technology that has never become widely adopted due to…

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Are we there yet?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Industry 4.0 is a marketing campaign to create a perception of value in something that doesn’t exist yet.  What it really is, is a useful framework to start…

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Is Driver-less Driving the Answer?

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tesla Motors had its first fatality.  The response from Tesla included a very odd statistic.  The company estimates that there were 130,000,000 miles driven last year in Tesla…