Vision or truth?
Software with machine or machine with software
In the age of Industrie 4.0, it is indisputable that in the future not the machine mechanics will be in the focus but the software. For that reason, it is not enough anymore to program the software (somehow) – it has to be developed systematically, as the mechanics is. The trend towards more software will speed up even more. Companies as well as colleges/universities will have to prepare for that. The central measures for mastering this change are the introduction of “mechatronic systems engineering”, of “agile/structured software engineering” and practical “mechatronic education for young and old”.