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Smart Digital Reality for autonomous industrial facilities

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🔖 Topics: Autonomous Factory, Autonomous Production

Hexagon addresses the barriers to digital transformation with its Smart Digital Reality for autonomous industrial facilities, elevating the digital twin and digital thread by infusing it with intelligence to automate processes and analytics, increasingly removing human intervention on the journey to a fully autonomous future.

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Yokogawa and DOCOMO Successfully Conduct Test of Remote Control Technology Using 5G, Cloud, and AI

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🔖 Topics: Autonomous Production, 5G, Reinforcement Learning, AI

🏢 Organizations: Yokogawa, DOCOMO, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Yokogawa Electric Corporation and NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that they have conducted a proof-of-concept test (PoC) of a remote control technology for industrial processing. The PoC test involved the use in a cloud environment of an autonomous control AI, the Factorial Kernel Dynamic Policy Programming (FKDPP) algorithm developed by Yokogawa and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and a fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications network provided by DOCOMO. The test, which successfully controlled a simulated plant processing operation, demonstrated that 5G is suitable for the remote control of actual plant processes.

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The Autonomous Factory: Innovation through Personalized Production at Scale

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✍️ Author: Dr Ralph-Christian Ohr

🔖 Topics: IIoT, digital twin, autonomous production

🏢 Organizations: Siemens

Personalized products are in high demand these days. Meeting this demand is leading companies to increasingly automate their production processes and even make parts of it autonomous. However, this approach presents a trade-off: with increasing personalization comes increasing complexity. Therefore, companies need to decide on the expedient extents and levels of automation to be implemented in their factories. Two strategies that may help along the way: 1. Limited implementation in selected areas. 2. Co-creation with trusted partners.

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