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Other Networks September 21, 2019

Algorithms developed to improve collaborative behavior in robots

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed two new algorithms that can infer the topology of a network by observing the behavior of the individual nodes (such as neurons) in real time, which could help improve swarm robotics, which use collaborative manipulation to work together.

By Emily Ayshford
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Other Networks September 20, 2019

Addressing digital migration challenges

As industry starts to engage in digital transformation programs, engineers tasked with managing this change are running into several challenges.

By Suzanne Gill
Figure 2: First four phases of the Smart Factory Web Testbed. Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium, Fraunhofer IOSB and KETI
Other Networks September 19, 2019

Smart Factory Web Testbed: From concept to reality

The Smart Factory Web Testbed aims to set up a marketplace for industrial production that comprises a web-based platform to allow factories to offer production capabilities and share resources to improve order fulfillment in a more flexible way than is currently possible with available technology.

By Kym Watson
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Other Networks September 17, 2019

IIoT adoption program launched to help IT, OT end users

The IIC accelerator program is designed to stimulate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption to help information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) users solve real problems they face in their businesses.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Up to four communication protocols, including leading IT protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP and FTP, can be used simultaneously with high-performance HMIs. Courtesy: IDEC
Other Networks September 16, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 9-15

Articles about control system connectivity, vulnerable cloud servers, making things work with the IIoT, IIoT security, and succeeding with the AIoT were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
HMI servers should support multi-client, multi-server and multi-runtime concepts, providing options for local or cloud-based servers and secure communication protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture, Automation Device Specification or ADS over MQTT (message queuing telemetry transport). Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Other Networks September 16, 2019

New mobile HMI designs respond to user, device requirements

HMI software should mix elements of web design and controls engineering to create effective operator interfaces for industrial displays and mobile devices of all sizes.

By Daymon Thompson
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Other Networks September 13, 2019

Company creates material service spinoff for IIoT, Industry 4.0

thyssenkrupp Materials IoT GmbH (tkMIoT) has been created to connect machinery and digitalize processes for other companies.

By thyssenkrupp Materials Services
Other Networks September 12, 2019

Using web browsers for HMI, SCADA applications

New capabilities in mobile-responsive design make human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications more valuable on the plant floor.

By Travis Cox
Water conservation and energy efficiency are among benefits from Industrial Internet of Things technology implementations in water and wastewater applications. Courtesy: MG Strategy Plus
Other Networks September 10, 2019

Water and wastewater utilities leverage IIoT for energy management

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and strategies help water and wastewater utilities advance energy efficiency goals. See applications: 7 IIoT benefits below.

By Anil Gosine
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Other Networks September 10, 2019

How to manage IoT cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a report to help organizations better understand and manage the cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with IoT devices throughout the devices’ lifecycles.

By Gregory Hale