Intelligent manufacturing refers to the realization of mutual recognition, real-time communication and effective communication among people, equipment and products by means of information physical system, sensor, industrial software, network communication system and new human-computer interaction. In this way, r&d, production, management and service can be closely combined with the Internet, and the production mode can be customized, flexible, green and networked, so as to constantly enrich, enhance and re-create the global competitive advantages of the manufacturing industry.
When such intelligence, connectivity, and data are everywhere, the connections between devices, between people, between objects, and between people and objects become closer and closer. Eventually, there must be a situation where one system connects to another, small systems form large systems, and large systems form larger systems. For intelligent manufacturing, this is a system of systems.