Connected Industrial Robots Are Dangerous But Full Of Potential Says Clemens Weisshaar

Networking industrial machinery could transform manufacturing says German designer Clemens Weisshaar, in this talk Dezeen filmed for lighting company EWO.

Speaking to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at a talk called The Future is Now at Vienna Design Week last year, Weisshaar explored the concept of Industry 4.0, a term coined in 2014 by German industry leaders to describe networking industrial production.

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Networking industrial machinery could transform manufacturing says German designer Clemens Weisshaar. Portrait by Dezeen
“Industry 4.0 is actually a German invention,” Weisshaar explains in the movie.

“It describes what happens when you connect machines to supply chains and everything else. It’s the industry of the future – networked machines that talk with each other, and interact with people and other machines. The civilian version of it is called the Internet of Things. The industrial version is Industry 4.0.”

 

Continue reading the full story: Dezeen

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