4 Ways Virtual Reality Can Be a Game-Changer for the Workplace Once the provenance of science fiction movies, virtual reality has gone mainstream. Today, virtual reality is no longer limited to gaming, as organizations are using the technology in the workplace to support several important functions, including training and collaboration.   
Building Management Systems Bring Service Opportunities to Integrators The increased demands for improved sustainability and energy efficiency highlight the importance of automated building control systems. Real-time data shows equipment and system performance and offers a path for maintenance service contracts.  
Service Providers Rely on IoT to Predict and Avoid Data Center Failures The increase of edge computing power enables AI and deep learning applications, which connect back to cloud-based servers. With the rise of AI-based applications and cloud computing, data centers need to increase redundancy. New technologies are enabling predictive analytics to ensure individual servers and data centers as a whole operate with high efficiency.  
Getting a Grip: Robots Gain Sensitivity with Smart Touch Receptors Companies are developing tactile sensitivity for robotic devices, enabling them to “feel” an object. The ability to integrate these capabilities will allow robots to act more like humans, which can change how machines can be used in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.  
Synthetic Muscles Bring Robotic Powerlifters to the Manufacturing Floor Advances in soft robotics are giving way to synthetic muscles that can change how industrial robots operate. Soft muscular systems will enable robots to support humans in lifting heavy items and make it safer for humans and machines to work side by side.  
IIoT and AI Provide the Fuel for Industrial Efficiency at Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce's industrial IoT initiatives have created a big, new challenge for itself: managing the data derived from 70 trillion data points. To do that, it turned to artificial intelligence and is now sharing a framework and toolkit to help other manufacturers apply—and trust—AI.  
Intelligent Warehouse Robots Automate Worker Tasks The pandemic has led to an uptick in ecommerce across the board, and warehouses are struggling to meet demand. Warehouse automation systems are fast, accurate, and safe, giving companies a robotic hand as they respond to the increased need.
Improving Asset Management with IoT and Predictive Analytics Asset tracking and predictive asset maintenance takes the guesswork out of equipment upkeep and improves the lifespan of the machinery. The use of IoT shifts maintenance from preventative to predictive and gives companies more control over their assets.  

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What Is Industrial IoT? The Ultimate Guide
The industrial sector has an incredible need for connectivity and intelligence that is advancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As information technology and operational technology come together, factories, warehouses, and other industrial environments are embracing the new Industry 4.0. Learn how IoT, AI, analytics, robotics, and cloud computing are powering the IIoT.
Mighty Buildings Uses 3D Printing to Rapidly Craft Affordable Homes The pandemic crisis has heightened the need for housing and shelter projects to move as quickly as possible to completion. Using 3D printing, robotics, and automation, Mighty Buildings has created an innovative composite material and can create the curved shell of an energy-efficient, turnkey house in just 24 hours at a cost of approximately $115,000.  

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