With the advancement of technology, smart devices, and artificial intelligence, keeping up with the latest and greatest can be difficult.
Jim Noble, an industrial engineering professor at the University of Missouri says that we are in the midst of what he calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or a digital-first approach to engineering. He says new technologies are being brought together to design and control manufacturing systems that previously were not available.
He is using a one-million dollar grant from the state to support the development of an Industry 4.0 lab, which gives engineering students the power to lead the future of digitization in manufacturing. The lab is scheduled to open in fall 2024.