When we develop tools for designing and making things, we consider that those things are used in the context of a system. In other words, those things are integrated with the environment in which they are used. That's one reason the internet of things is of interest to us.
Here's an infographic that highlights 80 lesser-known facts about the internet of things.
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., efficiency, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, return on investment). The internet of things provides an opportunity for things to supply valuable feedback that can be aggregated/analyzed and incorporated into design and make processes — resulting in better outcomes.
The internet of things is alive in the lab.