The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Robot Revolution Initiative agree to a liaison

Dec. 1, 2017
Under the agreement, the IIC and RRI will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Robot Revolution Initiative (RRI), a council dedicated to developing the robotics market, announced they have agreed to a liaison. Under the agreement, the IIC and RRI will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and the RRI will include the creation of use cases and requirements for proposals for international standardization in the field of smart manufacturing, industrial security and periodically hosting joint seminars.

“We are delighted about this new liaison for further collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium,” said Hideaki Omiya, the chair of the RRI. “With the high quality and plenty of data which are accumulated though manufacturing, we believe Japan can greatly contribute to this collaboration in the field of smart manufacturing.”

“We look forward to working with RRI,” said IIC Executive Director Richard Soley. “This collaboration expands opportunities for IIC members with industry players focused on robotics for IIoT.”

“By industrial internet and IoT, manufacturing business will significantly accelerate optimization along with the vertical and horizontal integration, and product lifecycle,” said Tomoaki Kubo, secretary general of RRI. “I believe a lot of results will be born in this field by meeting RRI's manufacturing knowledge and the IIC's advanced testbeds.”

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the RRI is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC Liaison Working Group.

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