The concept of a smart or intelligent factory refers to the aim of a project (Industry 4.0) of the German federal government that is part of its future high-tech strategy. The intention is to create a smart factory by computerizing traditional branches of industry and networking computer and technical software components with mechanical and electronic parts via a data infrastructure, such as the internet. A smart factory is characterized by its ergonomics, efficient use of resources and capacity to change. It contains intelligent components that are able to carry out context-related tasks independently and organize themselves autonomously. A smart factory is flexible, modifiable and extendable. Despite the high level of complexity, user-focused operating systems are the main focus.
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