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Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for Industry, Infrastructure and Cities.

Feb
22
2019
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

DMDII Awarded $10 Million in Federal Funding

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded $10 million in funding this year and is pledging at least $20 million more over the next five years to drive the digital future of manufacturing. 
Feb
22
2019
Tim Shea — Acquisition or Partnership

ExxonMobil’s Digital Partnership with Microsoft to Help Increase Permian Profitability

ExxonMobil said a new partnership with Microsoft will help make its Permian Basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology and is expected to generate billions in net cash flow over the next decade through improvements in analyses and enhancements to operational efficiencies.
Feb
22
2019
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

Balena Releases Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Balena, fka resin.io, officially released the balenaFin, a carrier board designed for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 & 3+. The announcement coincides with the launch of the v1.1 revision, featuring many improvements to their original v1.0 board.
Feb
21
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — ARC Report Abstract

Global Challenges Require Global Responses with the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The 49th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22–25, 2019, drew more than 3,000 participants from 115 countries.  This year’s theme was "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
Feb
21
2019
Ebele Maduekwe — ARC Report Abstract

Can Robots Learn to Set Their Own Goals?

A project funded by the European Union (EU) aims to improve the ability of robots to set their own goals and develop autonomous skills. According to the European Commission, this would increase EU’s competitiveness in the field of artificial intelligence and advanced learning. Can robots learn?
Feb
21
2019
Craig Resnick — Company and Product News

Telit Introduces OneEdge to Help Speed IoT Deployments

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced Telit OneEdge, a new initiative developed to help speed IoT deployments and reduce the time required to monetize the digitalization of businesses.
Feb
20
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation

Basic process control, what we now call level 2 in the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture, has been the basis for successful process manufacturing for decades.  Innovations have moved from mechanical, to electrical, and on to computational.  Currently, the process control innovation has moved further up the architecture leaving changes at level 2 being mostly incremental.
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