Technologies applied to industry 4.0

The Connected Industry or Smart Industry is a competitive advantage; the companies that have digitized their processes evidence it with improvements in the production chain and in their invoicing.

These advances can be increased significantly by incorporating 5G technology, which is an excellent opportunity, especially given the situation we are experiencing worldwide.

According to the latest Smart Industry 4.0 study by the Industry Observatory 4.0, “In the last year, the number of companies with a digital transformation plan has increased by 28%, reaching 78%”. If these plans are implemented satisfactorily, the evolution of the industrial network would be tremendous and would be of great benefit to the Spanish economy.

Technologies such as robotics, position Spain as the third country in Europe with the greatest deployment in the automotive sector, or the Internet of Things, which is to have a high impact on production chains, will allow for the significant development of the smart industry.

The lack of experts

The transformation goes beyond the production chain; the logistics sector has also undergone major changes, which make it possible to take advantage of information to keep ahead of customers’ needs and to manage product traceability.

However, according to some experts, the biggest drawback is the lack of professionals capable of directing and coordinating activities and projects aimed at industry 4.0.

In this regard, at the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca we have designed a training program that is adapted to the current stage of the industrial revolution. TheMaster in Industry 4.0, seeks to respond to the needs of the connected industry. Students will be able to learn about the technologies and computer models that are currently used in industry and robotics (Additive manufacturing, Robotics, Intelligent industry, Cyber-physical systems, IoT, data analytics and data science, etc.). 

You can find more information at this link

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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