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Industrial IoT Weekly Highlights

Robots seem to be taking over this round of updates

Weekly Highlights

It’s time for another edition of Industrial IoT (IIoT) weekly highlights! Robots seem to be taking over this round of updates – by air, land and sea. Don’t fret, we haven’t stepped into a Sci-Fi movie just yet. Aside from machines, we gathered the latest information about fog computing, and why this trending concept is needed in the enterprise. The possibilities for machine innovation spurs thinking that we are just scratching the surface of digital transformation. What will people think of next?

Sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy another round of weekly IIoT highlights!

Weekly Highlights Breakdown

What Is Fog Computing? And Why It Matters In Our Big Data And IoT World

By @BernardMarr | Published on @Forbes

“Fog computing, also sometimes called edge computing, solves the problem by keeping data closer “to the ground,” so to speak, in local computers and devices, rather than routing everything through a central data center in the cloud.”

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Farm 2026: The Robots Are Coming

By @hiyamckidd | Published on @FGInsight

“Lettuce thinning is still done manually at lower cost, but robots are likely to reach break even with human labour within 12 years.”

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Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices

By @KarenBoman | Published on @Rigzone

“When oil and gas companies start hiring again, they will need to prepare for a workforce of college graduates who want to work off a cell phone or tablet.”

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Manufacturers Struggle to Woo Software Developers

By @AndrewTangel | Published on @WSJ

“Nearly every industry is looking to hire software engineers and developers. But the manufacturing sector is having particular trouble attracting potential recruits.”

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The 10 Coolest Drones at the Worlds Biggest Robot War Games

By @David_Hambling | Published on @PopMech

Unmanned Warrior is the world’s biggest robot war game, currently taking place for two weeks off the coast of Scotland. It was proposed by First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas to give airborne, surface, and underwater drones from various suppliers a chance to show off their prowess. Unmanned Warrior is part of Joint Warrior, an exercise involving 30 warships and submarines from 18 nations. But for the newly inaugurated robot portion, the U.S. is a strong presence, with teams from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).”

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As we conclude our Industrial IoT weekly highlights, we hope you were entertained and enlightened. Technology continues to change at a fast pace, let’s find common ground with our robotic pals. Tune in next time for more IoT innovation!

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