Smart Machine – Smart Factory – Smart Company, alumniTalk, TU Graz
A bottom-up approach to digital production
The talk is mainly dealing with the current research at the Institute of Production Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). Based on the worldwide unique “Research Grinding Machine” at the Institute characteristics of “Smart Machines” are pointed out. Machines, robots and products with cognitive capabilities are players in an orchestra of “Cyber Physical Systems”. The concert hall is metaphorically speaking the “Smart Factory” acting as a node within the “Smart Company” representing a complex international production network.