Industrial Internet of Things

By Andrew Milmoe | While the consumer market for IoT may require behavioral adoption to succeed, the IIoT is driven by business requirements. Therefore users will be trained to adopt new behaviors to improve outcomes in the work they are already performing.

Designing for B2B and enterprise SaaS

Challenges faced in design process & pointers to overcome them.When I first started working on VWO, I came across many instances which have led me to …

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, …

Microsoft HoloLens: How mixed reality is finding fans in the hard hat gang

In business, mixed and augmented reality makes a lot more sense than virtual reality.<p>So far, the people who are really using mixed reality headsets …

IIC: Industrial IoT Reference Architecture

One can find many ROI opportunities when looking at IoT to solve problems and bring value in an industrial context. Process improvement, asset …

Don’t dream big when taking on industrial or enterprise IoT

As inspiring as the phrase business transformation is, I’ve decided that when it comes to industrial or enterprise IoT, it’s better to start small. …

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

AI, Digital-Twin Technologies and Manufacturing’s Future

https://www.efficientplantmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/0118erhardt_mixdown-1.mp3Jeff Erhardt, vice president Intelligent Systems, GE Digital …

Andrew Ng Announces Landing.ai — Bringing AI to Manufacturing

One of the top minds in artificial intelligence, Andrew Ng believes “AI is the new electricity.” However few industries can successfully adopt …

Buffett’s Squeezing More Power Out of Wind With This Software

Operators of U.S. wind farms including Warren Buffett’s energy company are turning to technology designed to squeeze more power out of every …

Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone Apps - MIT Technology Review

Many companies let workers monitor and manage machines—and sometimes entire industrial processes—via mobile apps. The apps promise efficiency gains, …

In the Age of Digital Industry, What’s Next for Intelligent Machines?

By Eddie Amos, GE Digital What does the future hold for industrial organizations like those in manufacturing? Like the paved highway systems for cars …

10 IoT Companies to Watch in 2018

Here are my top 10 most interesting IoT companies to watch in 2018 for their work in MCUs, networks, sensors, software, and more.

21st-Century Repairman: The Robot in the Gas Main

New Yorkers can argue all they want about alligators in the sewers, but this is indisputable: A robot has been creeping through a gas main.<p>Its mission is to repair potentially leaky joints in an aging component of New York City’s increasingly creaky infrastructure, no small concern when natural gas …

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

GARPENBERG, Sweden — From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job here at the New Boliden mine.<p>He’s fine with it.<p>Sweden’s famously generous social welfare system makes this a place …

Employment

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore

This might be better than the next Facebook.<p>Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking …

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Robots are replacing humans in the world's mines. Here's why.

One day the world's mines may be operated almost entirely by machines.<p>Even in our digital age, some jobs remain almost as dirty and dangerous as ever. Mining is a prime example — with miners facing risks ranging from fire to falling rock and entrapment — but this industry is beginning to …

Robotics

Tesla battery races to save Australia grid from coal plant crash – injecting 7MW in milliseconds

Tesla’s world record sized 100MW/129MWh lithium ion battery reacted within milliseconds when an Australia coal power plant removed itself from the power grid last Thursday. Technically, the Tesla battery responded to the trip event, and finished its work, before the coal plant’s backup plant …

Using Particle to Power Better Business Decisions

When a longtime Logical Advantage client came to us with an operational efficiency issue, we immediately started thinking “IoT”. Service Thread is an …

How IoT is getting us closer to zero unplanned downtime - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business

As industrial automation continues to digitse, one area in particular is becoming a critical area of concern– unplanned downtime. The shift to …

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

<b>The world's largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia.</b><p>The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather.<p>South Australia …

With artificial intelligence, it's a brave new world for utilities

Digital twins, cloud computing and machine learning: The next generation of grid management is already here.

SAP Leonardo Community Backs Kiva Entrepreneurs in openSAP Partnership

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets,” Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci once said.True to …

Drones and Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection - MIT Technology Review

Avitas Systems, a GE subsidiary based in Boston, is now using drones and robots to automate the inspection of infrastructure such as pipelines, power …

GE is shifting the strategy for its $12 billion digital business

Former chief executive Jeffrey Immelt spent six years and more than $4 billion transforming 125-year-old GE into a "digital industrial" company. But GE has had technical problems and delays with its software platform, known as Predix, which connects equipment like turbines and elevators to …

Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level.<p>As crazy as …

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IoT's big challenge: Managing billions of devices

The breadth of IoT’s distribution over the coming years will frustrate efforts to harness it as a unified resource. IoT application developers are …

Big Data

US lawmakers are trying to fix the security nightmare that is the 'internet of things'

The internet of things is a massive security nightmare. US lawmakers are finally starting to try and fix that.<p>A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is introducing legislation that seeks to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects — known in the tech industry as the …

Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT).<p>Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to …

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Bluetooth mesh networks could give the Industrial IoT a boost

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Bluetooth networks now support mesh network standards, thanks to a recent decision by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the governing body that oversees the networking …