£14 million funding for sustainable smart factory projects https://www.ukri.org/news/14-million-funding-for-sustainable-smart-factory-projects/
£14 million awarded to projects that harness digital technology to drive energy efficiency, productivity and growth across key manufacturing industries. Today, UK Research and Innovation has announced the winners of almost £14 million in combined backing from its latest funding opportunity under the Made Smarter innovation challenge, the Sustainable Smart Factory competition.
Smart sensors for smarter industrial robotics https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/smart-sensors-for-smarter-industrial-robotics/
Over the past decade, the global sales volume of industrial robots has tripled, according to Statista. Not only are robots becoming more popular, but their functionality has also increased, allowing more complex tasks to be automated. Here Richard Mount, Director of Sales at Swindon Silicon Systems, explains how custom Integrated Circuits (ICs) can enable smarter, sensor-driven robots.
Transforming manufacturing with autonomous supply chains https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/transforming-manufacturing-with-autonomous-supply-chains/
Digital technologies offer huge opportunities for supply chain transformation. Professor Alexandra Brintrup from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, explains how agent-based systems that use AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) are helping to make supply chains smarter and more efficient.