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Digitization is progressing at a fast pace and is spreading into all areas. The worldwide top topic of Industry 4.0 / Industrie 2025 is becoming more and more the focus of the companies. The networking of industrial machines is no longer a vision but a reality. But what does Industry 4.0 want to generate for you?

The responsible employees want to stay informed about the status and the productivity of their machines. They also want to display and analyse the aquired data centrally using their IT environment. This can be a simple statistic or a complex machine data analysis. If the corresponding data are available, a data analysis can be created in a simple way. That brings us up to the question: How are the data collected and correlated?

Many machine manufacturers offer solutions for the data collection of their machines. These are often not only expensive but also very manufacturer-specific. Therefore, it's practically impossible to capture the data of your entire individual machine park at a central location.

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if the data collection could be done in the simplest way?
  • Do you already have networked machines, but can only run the data stream in one direction?
  • Perhaps you already run a highly complex system that records your machine data, but are not content with it or pay too much money for maintenance?
  • Or would you like to make an analysis for a long time, but are limited by your internal IT policies?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, HumanOS™ is the right solution for you! Collecting, linking and processing machine data is our passion, no matter whether it is large or small data sets. We have developed a learnable & flexible system that adapts to your needs and desires. Whether the data is visualized, the HoloLens is used for the control of the machine functionality, or the machine control is put into the care of HumanOS™ is your decision! Let your imagination run wild - we are looking forward to discussing your ideas and wishes.

October 26, 2017 Written by
Published in Digitalization

Safe Start into 2018

In today's world, where everything is networked, the data is going to be stored in a public or private cloud, the topic becomes significantly more important!

This, because Network & Security build the foundation of your ICT infrastructure, which must be set up and maintained in a stable and secure manner. We offer you professional support in this area. With our ICT & Security Winter Check we check your ICT infrastructure on heart & kidney and make you fit for the coming spring.

Four eyes see more than just two - it means that it is a great advantage for you if your infrastructure is also viewed by an external & independent ICT service provider. Every vendor works - which is very good - according to his experiences, whose sum can significantly increase the security, stability, and availability of your infrastructure.


With our winter check we will answer you following questions:

  • Is your infrastructure effectively protected against Ransomware & Malware?
  • Are you protected against unauthorized access?
  • Can you continue working on a hardware failure?
  • Are your data protected?
  • Are your employees aware of possible dangers?

We will personally discuss the results and possible measures for optimizing the infrastructure with you and define the further procedure. We look forward to hearing from you and to assist you.

October 26, 2017 Written by
Published in Social Network

Our Team - Our Office

Easter holidays in a different way... While Swiss families were looking for their "Osternästli" with their children, we were looking for our toolbox & drilling kits.

The month of April was dominated by drilling, screwing, assembly and furnishing. Several working hours and sweat beads later we were allowed to move in our new office on May the first. Today, we are very pleased to introduce you to our new office and the CyberTech Team.

Our innovative and creative ideas for products and services are created in the Bernese Oberland at Strättlighügel 10 in Gwatt. Thanks to the close collaboration between the technology and the development based on "Creaktiv-Workshop's" outside of our office and in quiet places, we forge the irons to be always at the top of technology for our customers & partners.

The widespread cliché that computer scientists only drink pure coffee can be replaced when we face our small team, which we would like to introduce to you:

OUR TEAM

We dont want to omit, to show our faces behind the cups within the next newsletter. But today, our house photographer has just technical difficulties with the connection between his Zeiss Ikon Simplex and his PC... But for this, we are already working on a solution.

HumanOS SmartGateway for FANUC Controls

As part of the HumanOS™ project, we offer a comprehensive OPC UA server for FANUC controllers. This intelligent and high-performance gateway allows you to connect your machines and robots with MES, ERP, cloud applications and remote maintenance services.

NEW TRIAL Version is available for download.

Finally, the book is ready to print :-))

http://www.igi-global.com/book/designing-human-machine-symbiosis-using/167460

Demand for integral and sustainable solutions is on the rise. As new ways of defining reality emerge, this generates the progression of more humanistic and sustainable construction of operating systems.

Designing for Human-Machine Symbiosis Using the URANOS Model: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on human-centered system modeling and methods to provide a generic system model to describe complex non-linear systems. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant topics, such as pervasive computing systems, smart environments, and smart industrial machines, this book is ideally designed for researchers, engineers, and professionals seeking current research on the integration of human beings and their natural, informational, and socio-cultural environments into system design.

September 29, 2016 Written by
Published in Social Network

Techmeeting #15

Presentation of Machine Learning 4.0 and its implications on industries.

CyberTech Engineering is providing a new Machine Learning Paradigm based on Conversation Theory of Gordon Pask. In this context, conversation is understood as an exchange of knowledge between two or more participants, e.g humans but also industrial machines. This means that machines are capable to learn new behaviors from the interaction with human operators; and vice versa, the human can learn from the machines about their technologies and manufacturing concepts. Humans and machine are in a constant exchange. This leads to a new human-machine collaboration, where humans, their cognitive and emotional capabilities are smoothly integrated with technical systems.

With the human operation system HumanOS, CyberTech Engineering provides a first conceptual prototype. This control system is made of several control levels, each one able to exchange associated knowledge with human beings. In contrast to classical systems, HumanOS can learn new behaviors and thus can dynamically adapt to new requirements and situations.

This is a revolution! Machines are not "stupid" artifacts anymore, they are "smart industrial machines" (SIMs), capable to converse and collaborate with human beings in a natural way and gaining their smartness through everyday interactions.

 

Many thanks to Béat Hirsbrunner, Philpipe Lang and Nadine Lacroix Oggier which enabled us to present this topic at the Techmeeting in Fribourg.

In terms of systems thinking, an extensive map of related work and their influences is presented by the International Institute for General Systems Studies (IIGSS, 2001). This map was originated by E. Schwarz in 1996. It includes the influences of researchers in the domains of mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, cybernetics, systemics, biology, ecology, sociology and philosophy fromancient times to the present.

With the permission of Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest (director of IIGSS), we update the map and add recent work in the field of cybernetics, systemics and coordination. Because the latest source files of that map are missing, we completely redraw it. We choose graphml, an open source format for graph design.

Legend of Map

The map encompasses different nodes and edges. The nodes denote topics, such as scientific work or research areas. Major influences between the topics are illustrated by directed edges. The map uses a color-code to show the major scientific realm of nodes and edges:

  • white: general system
  • red: cybernetics
  • black: physical sciences
  • blue: mathematics
  • dark red: computers & informatics
  • green: biology & medicine
  • yellow: symbolic systems
  • orange: social systems
  • light green: ecology
  • gray: philosophy
  • cyan: systems analysis
  • purple: engineering

History

Following list illustrates the origin and updates from the map.

  • Originated in 1996 by Dr. Eric Schwarz, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • Extended in 1998, including items from the "The Story of Philosophy" by Will Durant (1933).
  • Elaborated in 2000-2001 from many sources for the International Institute for General Systems Studies.
  • Extended in 2016 by Benjamin Hadorn, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Your contribution: Feel free to extend and correct the graph. Please send an updated version to us in order to keep a current version online.
Thanks.

In this paper we present a new CPS model that considers humans as holistic beings, where mind and body operate as a whole and characteristics like creativity and empathy emerge. These characteristics influence the way humans interact and collaborate with technical systems. Our vision is to integrate humans as holistic beings within CPS in order to move towards a human-machine symbiosis. This paper outlines a model for human-centered cyber-physical systems (HCPSs) that is based on our holistic system model URANOS. The model integrates human skills and values to make them accessible to the technical system, similarly to the way they are accessible to humans in human-to-human interaction. The goal is to reinforce the human being in his feeling of being in control of his life experience in a world of smart technologies. It could also help to reduce human bio-costs like stress, job fears, etc. The proposed model is illustrated by the case study of smart industrial machines, dedicated machines for smart factories, where we test the human integration through conversation.
Cyber physical systems (CPSs) are built of physical components that are integrated into the cyber (virtual) world of computing. Whereas there are many open questions and challenges, such as time modeling, interaction between cyber and physical components, our research focuses on how humans can be holistically integrated. Our vision is to link human intelligence with CPS in order to get a smart partner for daily human activities. This will bring new system characteristics enabling to cope with self-awareness, cognition and creativity as well as the co-evolution of human-machine-symbiosis. In this sense, we state that drawing borders between virtual and physical or between users and technical artifacts is misleading. In contrast to that, we aim to treat the system as a whole. To achieve this, the paper presents a generic coordination model based on third-order cybernetics. In particular, the holistic integration of humans and other living systems into CPSs is presented, which leads toward human-centered CPSs.
Cyber physical systems (CPS) are built of physical components that are integrated into the cyber (virtual) world of computing. Such systems offer many open questions and challenges, such as time modelling, big data mining, system awareness, coordinating activities and managing collaboration within and with external systems. Many of the published work focusses on how virtual and physical systems can be designed, coordinated and managed. We argue that drawing a borderline between virtual and physical is misleading the design of CPS especially for the integration of humans. In this paper, we present a holistic modelling approach to enhance classical CPS towards human-centered CPS. The approach is based on our generic coordination model. The goal is not to create human-like systems, but rather a holistic integration of enactive entities (e.g. humans, animals, plants, cells) into CPS. Closely connected to this integration is also the understanding and modelling of cognitive coordination. We argue that this approach could enable CPS to integrate human intelligence and to become a smart partner for daily human activities.
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