The fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0 – denotes comprehensive digitalization of industrial production processes. In other words, mechanical production of goods is becoming more and more closely connected with digital information and communications technologies. As a result, the work done by people and machines and the associated logistics activities can be coordinated to ensure that not only one production step, but the entire value chain is optimized.
While efficient production processes are welcomed, employees also have questions on their mind: What impact will Industry 4.0 have on the labor market? And what about the robots themselves? What role do the figures we know from films and literature play in today’s reality? The “Discoveries” deliver the answers.