This book offers the latest research advances in the field of Industry 4.0, focusing on enabling technologies for its deployment in a comprehensive way. This book will offer successful implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented a virtual reality, autonomous and collaborative robots, cloud computing, and up-to-date guidelines. It will investigate how the technologies and principles surrounding Industry 4.0 (e.g., interoperability, decentralized decisions, information transparency, etc.) serve as support for the organization routines and the workers (and vice versa). Included will be applications of technologies for different sectors and environments, as well as for the supply chain management. It will also offer a domestic and international mix of case studies spotlighting success and failures.
1. Industry 4.0: Roots, Current Situation and Future Challenges. 2. Artificial Intelligence: From Big Data to Machine and Deep Learning in Manufacturing Shop Floors. 3. Autonomous Robots and Cobots: Applications in Manufacturing Agriculture and Healthcare. 4. Additive Manufacturing: From Rapid Prototyping to 3D-Printed Food and Bio-Printing. 5. Internet of Things: From ERP-MES Systems to Smart Devices. 6. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: from the Industrial Field to Other Areas.
7. Cloud Computing: Virtualization, Simulation and Cybersecurity. 8. Industry 4.0 and Operational Excellence: Technology at the Service of Organizational Routines and Vice Versa.