One of the arguments for an Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing devices, machines, and objects to interact with each other without relying on human intervention to set-up and commission the embedded intelligence. IoT@Work is an EU project led by Siemens AG running within the ICT research programme. The project focuses on harnessing IoT technologies in industrial and automation environments. It will use the FIAT Research Centre facilities (as part of the largest industrial company in Italy) to develop an IoT-based plug and work concept centered on industrial automation. The consortium also includes several distinguished researchers from City University London, Lemgo‘s Institut Industrial IT (inIT), European Microsoft Innovation Centre (EMIC), and TXT-e Solutions.
The designers of industrial automation systems have always faced the challenge of configuring a highly complex and demanding communication network as well as an IT security subsystem. This costly and often manual effort is critical in order to avoid failures that can lead to costly production interruptions (a FIAT factory produces a car each minute) or malfunction that can endanger involved humans.
IoT@Work Application Scenario
The final application scenario is located at the CRF premises. It encompasse various components and services that have been developed in IoT@Work and shows how they are interfacing and interacting with each other for the given scenario. A detailed description of the integrated IoT@Work technologies for the final pilot and several integration/installation guidelines for different technical components of IoT@Work can be found in deliverable D2.5.
Results: IoT@Work Integrated Technologies
A brief description of every IoT@Work technology can be found in our technology flyers available in the Downloads section of the website as pdf.
The IoT@Work DS uses a semantically annotated data model inspired by the uCode Relation Model where the attributes of a device profile are modeled as subject-relation-object triples. The subject is normally an IoT@Work Thing, the object can be another IoT@Work Thing or a primitive value, and the relation is an object attribute. The DS does not use uCodes for naming data elements. more details...