The father of the PLC talks about the Internet of Things

In this exclusive interview, Dick Morley shares his thoughts on machine communication and the IIoT.

By Mike Bacidore, chief editor

Dick Morley is considered by many to be the father of the programmable logic controller (PLC). His involvement with the creation of the first Modicon PLC for General Motors in 1968 was a historic step in the development of industrial controls.

We had the chance to sit down with Morley and ask him a variety of questions. In this second installment of our series, Morley discusses the Internet of Things.

You can watch our first installment here, where Morley explains how the PLC originated.

Also read: What is the danger of taking M2M communications to the Internet of Things?