Industry 4.0

Robotics

Foresight series: robotics and automous systems (RAS)

Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are programmable machines - often stand-alone- that can carry out complex tasks with a high degree of autonomy they are expected to have a major impact on most economic sectors in the next 10 years.
Autonomous and unmanned technology

Foresight series: handing over control - autonomous and unmanned technology

Autonomous vehicles (AV), also known as self-driving, driverless or unmanned vehicles including aerial systems such as drones, can be equipped with an array of powerful technology (e.g. RADAR, lasers, cameras, global positioning system (GPS) computers, AI and 3D maps). This enables AV to sense,…
industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 implications for health and safety

‘Industry 4.0’, the name given to the emerging use of a suite of technologies across many industry sectors, is revolutionising industrial operations in workplaces.
Industry 4.0

What is industry 4.0?

The fourth industrial revolution, often termed industry 4.0, the name given to the emergence in use of a suite of technologies, originally in manufacturing workplaces, but increasingly in other sectors also, is transforming how operational decisions are arrived at in industr