User-interface Technologies for the Industrial Environment: Towards the Cyber-factory
Ref: HURRAY-TR-020201 Publication Date: 25, Feb, 2002
User-interface Technologies for the Industrial Environment: Towards the Cyber-factoryRef: HURRAY-TR-020201 Publication Date: 25, Feb, 2002
In the past few years the so-called gadgets like cellular phones, personal data assistants and digital cameras are more widespread even with less technological aware users. However, for several reasons, the factory-floor itself seems to be hermetic to this changes ... After the fieldbus revolution, the factory-floor has seen an increased use of more and more powerful programmable logic controllers and user interfaces but the way they are used remains almost the same. We believe that new user-computer interaction techniques including multimedia and augmented rcaliry combined with now affordable technologies like wearable computers and wireless networks can change the way the factory personal works together with the roachines and the information system on the factory-floor. This new age is already starting with innovative uses of communication networks on the factory-floor either using "standard" networks or enhancing industrial networks with multimedia and wireless capabilities.
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