About 2.5 million years ago a new species, Homo habilis, appeared among the Australopithecus.
The great differentiating factor between the two was the high intelligence of Homo habilis, and the evidence that refutes their superior intelligence are the tools found in different sites.
Homo habilis were the first hominid capable of creating simple tools, their name means “Skilled Man” and they had the ability to make simple tools of wood, stone and bone.
Such is the importance of tools in the development of mankind, that the degree of evolution of mankind can be measured according to the technologies used in the different periods.
Thus, the use and development of tools has been with us since the Paleolithic era. Mankind has used tools to carry out its work efficiently, from carved stones in the shape of an arrow, to the wheel, the microscope, the gasoline engine, microchips… The evolution of technology is exponential. Every so often there is a technological change that changes the rules of the game and has a direct impact on society.
At that moment, an update of the tools is generated. As everyday examples, we have gone from looking for second-hand objects in classified ads newspapers, to using second-hand sale applications, we have left behind photo albums to dump our memories on social networks. Phone booths are the memory of a very near past.
And such is the revolution in which we find ourselves, that even bouquets of flowers, a classic tool used for romantic courtship and its consequent perpetuation of the species, have fallen into disuse giving way to emoticons and animated GIFs.
In the middle of the fourth industrial revolution, at RLE we have asked ourselves how to update current tools and turn them into tools of the future. That is to say, of our present, but of the future of those who invented them.
And after much research, development and manufacturing, we are proud to present SMART TOOLS. To put it simply, SMART TOOLS are to traditional tools what Homo habilis was to Australopithecus. They are the usual tools endowed with intelligence.
To be more specific, the SMART TOOL is a platform that allows digitizing traditional tools, introducing and exchanging information between the tools and different devices such as cell phones or tablets, through QR codes and NFC TAGs.
In this way, dimensional gauges, dies, machinery and any other type of productive element that the reader is thinking about, always have available information such as instruction manuals, process sheets, maintenance sheets, drawings, etc.
In addition, the user himself can enter all kinds of information such as measurement results, usage times, explanatory notes for the next user or any other information he considers of interest. This information can be viewed, modified and downloaded remotely.
Another important property of the SMART TOOL is the geolocation of the asset itself, through different technologies we can know its location at all times, and even ask it to make noise and lights in the same way that modern cars do when opened from the remote control.
Any existing tool, machine or device can be digitized and become intelligent through our system. Although we cannot endow them with feelings, we can endow them with knowledge, although, as we have seen, everything will come.