Power, materials, computing capabilities, robotics self-manufacturing, huge data acquisition capabilities and cloud cooperation between are bringing us closer to Skynet.
Together these five exponential trends could transform manufacturing plants entirely. Imagine a factory that isn’t operated by individual robots, but by one cloud-connected system, where all machines are constantly communicating, learning, and growing as a single fluid system—a system that could learn to simulate scenarios and autonomously recover from malfunction.
What one robot knows, it will share with all of the other robots. Manufacturing robots doing inspections and working in factories will gain the experience of a thousand lifetimes, and this accelerated learning will compound all the previous trends.