Prof. Xu was the invited speaker to the Auckland Manufacturers Association (AMA) 133rd Annual General Meeting (30 June 2020). The main theme of his talk is Industry 4.0.  He gave a brief introduction to Industry 4.0 and discussed smart manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19. There are a number of Industry 4.0 initiatives and opportunities close to home. Prof. Xu talked about the “Industry 4.0 Testlabs” in Australia, Callaghan Innovation’s RfP for “Industry 4.0 Demonstration Network”, the University’s Industry 4.0 Micro-credentials/short courses, and the Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS), of which Prof. Xu is the Director.

The video now is available online, and the talk starts from 8’20’’.