and the Future of Automation
What is Industry 4.0
We are currently in Industry 3.0 where robotics and motion control are employed in automating tasks in manufacturing. The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, takes it a step further by introducing technologies such as cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cloud computing, data analytics and big data to create a revolutionary approach to manufacturing.
Our Esteemed Trainer
Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser
Chair of Automation and
Information Systems at Technical
University Munich (TUM)
Professor Vogel-Heuser (b. 1961) conducts research on the development and system evolution of distributed intelligent embedded systems in mechatronic products and production systems, with the aim of improving product quality, the efficiency and consistency of engineering activities and operational availability. She develops methods, descriptive aids and tools for integrating the various perspectives of mechatronic systems, phases in the life cycle and their interactions. Key requirements are real-time behaviour, modularity, availability and usability. After graduating in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen, she earned her doctorate degree there (1990) in the area of robot programming in mechanical engineering. She acquired industrial experience over ten years, including a position as Engineering Director for the Siempelkamp Group. After various professorships (Hagen 1996; Wuppertal 2000; Kassel 2006), she accepted the Chair of Automation and Information Systems (form. Information Technology) at TUM (2009). She is speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 768 “Managing cycles in innovation processes” and member of the coordination board of the DFG Priority Program 1593 “Design for Future” and member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).
RACE Industry 4.0 Tour
Understand industry 4.0 by going through our virtual tour where we go through different components of the fourth industrial revolution