The popularity of virtual reality, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence will continue to be rife in the next years. These apart, these following engineering trends will also continue to rule the roost in 2020 and even beyond –
- Rise in Automation and Robotics
Owing to factory automation, some endless challenges and possibilities have raised their heads in the industrial environment. It’s undaunted anticipation that AI and the emerging technologies alike will eliminate a few jobs in the future. Artificial Intelligence will need some specific adroit that most engineers lack these days. Monumental changes in scale, force and speed will also be discernible in the years to come. Hence, preparedness will be crucial for experts to keep up with such changing scenarios. Continue reading
The flying machines are revolutionizing the way construction is done. Drones have already changed the way the construction industry works, and those changes will have long-lasting and continued effects. With the arrival of IoT (Internet of things) and mobile technology, everyone had been looking out for what next; what more could be facilitated through this technology to improve operations.
Drones, with their precision controls, agility, and maneuverability are truly revolutionizing the construction sector. This unmanned aerial vehicle has found their space and is starting to comfortably blend in with the industry. Their potential to cater to new angles to all the aspects of a construction activity makes them unique. Moreover, they are easy to mount and can be fixed with different sensors and devices to make it even more powerful and useful.
Here’s a look at some of the ways drones have already changed the industry and how these trends will impact operations in the future:
- Surveying Land
These unmanned Aerial Vehicles are rapidly eradicating traditional land-surveillance methods. They are soaring in popularity and have reduced the need for workers to climb to dangerous heights. They have helped enormously to eliminate much of the human error involved in the construction operation.
IoT is emerging as the next mega-trend in the field of technology. By connecting billions of devices, ranging from fitness bands to industrial equipment, via the internet, IoT is successfully fusing the physical and the virtual worlds together.
What Internet of Things (IoT) Does?
IoT enables communication between two physical objects using sensors. These devices often report their status and become aware of their current situation by being a part of IoT. For instance, an IoT connected car can provide data pertaining to its health, so that the owner can take preventive measures on time. Also, if a part of the car is about to be damaged, it will send signals to make the driver aware of the internal situation of the car.
Industry 4.0 is not a new concept but has been around for a few years now. However, it has started gleaning global popularity off lately, and is increasingly becoming a popular term in the technology industry. Today, Industry 4.0 has become the primary focus of every industry trade show and event, and majority of automation technology providers are significantly accentuating the Industry 4.0.
What is the Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is the compilation of an array of technologies, but out of these four, the most significant ones include people, end-to-end engineering, modularity, and connectivity. Industry 4.0 can provide the OEMs with competitive advantage while helping the manufacturers to respond to the ever rising consumer demand and decrease the involved costs at the same time.