The factory hopes to respond quickly to changes in the market and the individual needs of its customers, so it is necessary to increase the automation and flexibility of production. A new generation of intelligent robots is very beneficial for flexible production. In the near future, with the upgrade of robots and the further cost reduction, intelligent robots will be widely used in small factories.
Over the years, people have been studying the use of computers to simulate the workings of the human brain, from the past programmable systems to the current cognitive systems, using self-learning algorithms such as data mining, pattern recognition and language recognition. Cognitive computing can also help achieve flexible automation, such as automatic detection to predict and improve maintenance and prevent unplanned downtime.
Advanced artificial intelligence technology has brought tremendous improvements to the manufacturing industry, using machine vision to detect defective parts and process them before they are shipped to the market to ensure the product's yield. Whether it is intelligent robots or visual inspection, cognitive processing of computer systems is the key.
If a supercomputer is added to a manufacturing facility, it can use information gathered from sensors in the device and predictively analyze things such as motor or bearing failures, making it easier to find system performance and failures in motion using machine learning algorithms.