Kuka Systems: Creating a connected robot factory

“To build a factory that meets demand for one of the world’s most iconic vehicles, you have to be driven. When KUKA Systems Group built a new factory for Jeep Wrangler bodies, it took advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to create a highly automated plant built on Microsoft technologies that connects as many as 60,000 devices and robots to a central data-management system. By connecting devices and making the most of data, the company created the Internet of KUKA’s Things — and a fast-lane factory that runs like a top.”