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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 1650; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8091650

Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey

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MTA-PE “Lendület” Complex Systems Monitoring Research Group, Department of Process Engineering, University of Pannonia, Egyetem u. 10, POB 158, H-8200 Veszprém, Hungary
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Department of Applied Informatics, Nagykanizsa Campus, University of Pannonia, Zrínyi u. 18, H-8800 Nagykanizsa, Hungary
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Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 25 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 13 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Internet of Things for Smart Infrastructure System)
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The fast development of smart sensors and wearable devices has provided the opportunity to develop intelligent operator workspaces. The resultant Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS) integrate the operators into flexible and multi-purpose manufacturing processes. The primary enabling factor of the resultant Operator 4.0 paradigm is the integration of advanced sensor and actuator technologies and communications solutions. This work provides an extensive overview of these technologies and highlights that the design of future workplaces should be based on the concept of intelligent space. View Full-Text
Keywords: Operator 4.0; Industry 4.0; Internet of Things (IoT); Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS); intelligent workspace; intelligent space; IPS; RFID Operator 4.0; Industry 4.0; Internet of Things (IoT); Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS); intelligent workspace; intelligent space; IPS; RFID
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Ruppert, T.; Jaskó, S.; Holczinger, T.; Abonyi, J. Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1650.

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