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IDN visit Cyber Physical Learning Factory at NTNU Gjøvik

The Norwegian Research Council has granted NTNU Gjøvik and its partners 10mln EUR to develop national research infrastructure for state-of-the-art manufacturing research. Last week IDN was invited to discuss Industry 4.0 solutions at NTNU Gjøvik and the MANULAB-project.

With 11 laboratories, MANULAB comprises advanced scientific equipment and facilities, and will, in addition, contain a scientific database and e-infrastructure. The laboratories are open for all researchers and industry in Norway. 

Sensors and cameras will connect all physical equipment and the four geographical locations in a MANULAB Industry 4.0 implementation, also known as a Cyber-Physical Manufacturing System (CPMS) to form one united virtual laboratory. Digital twin, “Internet of Things”-functionality and remote supervision and control will make physical presence less critical, and researchers can remotely follow (and control) experiments and collaborate with the on-site technicians.

IDN and NTNU Gjøvik will collaborate in one EEA project in Romania with the topic being industry 4.0. More information on that project will be published later.

Below are pictures that were taken at the manufacturing laboratory at NTNU Gjøvik, the official opening of the lab will be on the 9th of December (2019).