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A colloquium on "Automation and IoT streamlining the organization in the 21st century"

The colloquium was initiated by Dr. Arriel Benis, Head of the SIAS Laboratory for Smart, Intelligent and Adaptive Systems at the Technology Management Faculty and Dr. Sofia Amador Nelke, Head of the IoT Laboratory at the Faculty of Technology Management, and attended by Vice President of HIT for Academic Affairs Prof. David Shoikhet and Dr. Michael Winokur, Dean of the Faculty of Technology Management.


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The aim of the conference was to present the integration of two areas that are at the forefront of technology and are racing into the future: Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). The lectures presented this topic from three different perspectives and demonstrated how adopting these technologies and using them appropriately will lead to the organization's efficiency in the near future and will drive organizations in the future.

Mr. Yoray Gabriel (InnOps) lectured on "Thinking Design for IoT". Among other things, he discussed about how different aspects of design affecting how people handle to the complexity of real-world facts. The talk focused on how design thinking and design patterns facilitate design systems development.


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Mr. Rami Gal (Pendulum) talked about "Small Robots” and how they are changing practices in Industrial Automation and IoT Laboratories. "Small robots are moving to the production floor and are integrated into the manufacturing process, Quality Control and various repetitive tasks. The audience also assisted to a demonstration of small robots simulating their possible involvement in an assembly process.


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Prof. Gila Kurtz and Dr. Dan Cohen Vacs from the Faculty of Instructional Technologies at HIT, interactively lectured on "Human Robots and IoT in Organizational Learning". The entry of human robots and IoT technologies into the organizational learning arena is changing the training processes of workers and how they are maintaining their professional skills.


Changing the human face-to-face instructional paradigm in an organization requires overcoming limitations of space and time. Moving forward is challenging at the organizational level. In their talk, Prof. Kurtz and Dr. Cohen Vacs suggested possible directions for integrating robots and IoT technologies into organizational learning process, and they concluded their intervention by demonstrating the capabilities of the social robot NAO.

Published: 6.2.19