Can you imagine a factory where robots, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), sensors, controllers, raw materials, products, and databases communicate with one another? What if they could also be automatically orchestrated through a central intelligence which monitors and controls operations at all levels?
The interaction of humans with machines is full of hidden pitfalls. Sometimes machines are seen as dumb because you need to use a strict way of interacting with them, and a slight deviance results in failure or malfunction. Because of that, there is a general fear that machines controlling our environment might result in dangers to our society.
But, what if we were able to have more human-like machines? Ones that understand malformed sentences and ask for more information when required to make a decision?