We know that in the not-so-distant future the Internet of Things will revolutionise our homes. All of our appliances will be connected, our fridges will restock themselves and our alarm clocks will trigger our coffee makers to start brewing our morning cup. But what about the Internet of Really Big Things where
technology is being applied to huge, complex pieces of infrastructure from oil and gas platforms to space stations? Come and see how technology based on research at MIT is building ‘digital twins’ of infrastructure that can think for themselves. Find out how this technology is already pushing the boundaries of what
human engineering can achieve, and what human-machine collaboration might mean for our jobs in the future.
Fraser Noble Building, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3UE