Europe’s largest digital manufacturing show celebrated the many opportunities for UK manufacturing to achieve a step-change in performance. Show director, James Smith reports on a buzzing two days in Liverpool.
Recent research paints a conflicting picture of manufacturers’ adoption of artificial intelligence. We spoke to António Alegria, Head of OutSystems research lab - outsystems.ai - to see what lessons manufacturers might learn from the realm of software development.
It's almost impossible to summarise the key takeaways from 94 top-tier contributors across more than 70 keynotes, panel discussions and interactive sessions in just 800 words. Here's just a snapshot of my own highlights from the two days.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
A new report says manufacturers need to deal with Industry 4.0 technologies by showing boldness and strategic thinking, pursue value and performance first instead of technology, and recognise Industry 4.0's opportunities.