Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technolog
MILITARY INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Now people are talking about Industrial Revolution 4.0. It will affect and transform the way we live, work, manage and govern our world. The first industrial revolution happened in 1780s through the use of water and steam power to mechanize production. The second industrial revolution happened in 1870s through the introduction of labour and mass production with the help of electrical energy. The third industrial revolution happened in 1970s through the use of electronic and IT systems that automate the production. Now is the era of 4th Industrial Revolution where the integration between new emerging technologies such as IoT, big data, artificial intelligent, smart robotic and automation, deep learning, high performance embedded system, cloud computing technology, optical and wireless system makes the systems more intelligent and widely connected thus improve its production and performance.This paper will discuss the roles of intelligent robotics and automation in 4th. industrial revolution. It will also elaborate on the business and research opportunities that could be generated from this phenomenon. Lastly it will highlight some of the research activities related to IR 4.0 that currently being carried out in Universiti Putra Malaysia.