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'Lights-Out' Manufacturing: Taking Uncertainty Out of the Equation

Posted by Ambyint on Jun 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For as long as there has been a future, people have been envisioning what it could look like. From flying cars that zip around sky cities to handheld devices that teleport you away just as fast as you can say “beam me up, Scottie!”, we have always had lofty goals in mind. But, now we live in a world that looks remarkably like something out of a sci-fi film, and nothing exemplifies just how far we’ve come quite like the ‘Lights-Out’ Factory. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a factory that employs robots rather than humans, humming along in perfect synchronization, to the extent that one could simply turn the lights off without affecting the march of progress in the slightest. To break it down a little further, here is a helpful summary from PWC of what a lights-out factory is (and isn’t):

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Optimization, Automation, Industrial IoT, Technology Adoption, Lights out, Manufacturing, Robotics