DFKI at HANNOVER MESSE 2019

Pioneering approaches to the implementation of intelligent software solutions for industrial applications in INDUSTRIE 4.0 are the subject of DFKI exhibits at the Hannover Messe – the world’s leading industrial show. Visit us at Hannover Messe from April 1 - 5, 2019 to discuss with DFKI scientists the state of Artificial Intelligence research and the medium-term prospects for industrial value creation.

DFKI will present current industry-related research results from a range of IT topics in the "Research & Technology" trade fair area, Hall 2, stand C59 including: human-robot collaboration (HRC), explainability of AI systems, digitalization and Internet of Things in the construction industry, workplace health through wearables, autonomous robots for space, self-verifying computer systems, and adaptive interactive teaching and learning systems.

In Hall 8, stand D18, SmartFactoryKL and DFKI will show a scalable solution for industrial intelligence applications.

With a focus on SMEs, INDUSTRIE 4.0 is also the subject of the training demonstrator of the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center Kaiserslautern on the stand of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Hall 2, C28). This is a playful demonstration of how digitalization works in production.

In the 5G Arena in Hall 16, D38, DFKI will present research approaches for the development of a unified industrial 5G communication system that integrates fifth generation mobile radio networks and industrial communication networks.

As a research partner of DB Systel, DFKI will be represented at the VDI stand (Hall 2, C40). A cross-sector service platform from the joint project Smart Data for Mobility (SD4M), which integrates data from different mobility providers and social media data into an early reporting system for travel planning, will be on display.
 

Exhibits at the DFKI booth

CLAIRE – A European vision for Artificial Intelligence

CLAIRE is a European initiative in the field of Artificial Intelligence to bring research, industry, and civic partners closer together, to represent common interests, and to make policy proposals at the European and national levels. CLAIRE has grown rapidly since its establishment last summer and now relies on a strong network of supporters and research institutes across Europe. The next steps include transitioning the initiative to an organization with the appropriate structures to better meet the challenges expressed in the CLAIRE vision: “Excellence across all of AI — for all of Europe — with a human-centred focus.” In addition to headquarters, several CLAIRE offices, national and regional competence centers for AI as well as a CLAIRE hub, as central point of contact in Europe, should be established. The cooperation of research and industry is very important for the further development of the initiative. Consequently, we invite the industry partners of DFKI to learn about the cooperation opportunities with CLAIRE and look forward to your visit with us at Stand C59, in Hall 2 at the Hannover Messe.

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ConWearDi – Internet of Things at the digitalized building site

At this year's Hannover Messe, the Embedded Intelligence department presents ways in which automated condition monitoring, remote management, and predictive maintenance may be implemented at a construction site. Intelligent networked sensors in construction materials, in the vicinity of the building site, or in the machines support the deployed AI systems.

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Hybr-iT – Hybrid and intelligent human-robot collaboration

Riveting, Screwing, Gluing in Aircraft Construction: Smart Human-Robot Teams Master Agile Production

DFKI, together with partners Airbus Operations, Broetje Automation, EngRoTec, and The Captury, developed a technology demonstrator for scenarios in hybrid manufacturing in the aircraft construction industry. The demonstrator represents the results of Project “Hybr-iT – Hybrid and intelligent human-robot collaboration,” which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Partners at the DFKI stand (Hall 2, C59) are exhibiting how two people and six robots jointly master manufacturing tasks as a hybrid team. The robots perform the jobs that are non-ergonomic, repetitive, or physically strenuous for people, for example, the seating and sealing of rivets in an aircraft body or the assembly of the cable channels in the wings. The robots “organize around the humans,” achieving the freedom and flexibility to complete their production schedule.

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HyperMind – The Anticipating Textbook

Digital systems have long since become a part of daily life, including learning at schools, universities, or in further education courses. Traditional textbooks, on the other hand, are slow media. Books limit the learning possibilities and are based on assumptions about the best or the average learner. What is lacking is an adaptive system to turn an interactive textbook into an intelligent book that responds to the demands of individual learning, individual skills, and the needs of the learner.

The anticipatory textbook from project HyperMind at the Immersive Quantified Learning Lab (iQL) is a dynamic-adaptive, personal textbook that helps enable individual learning. The static structure of conventional books is broken down, the book content divided into portions and, ultimately, the resulting knowledge blocks are associatively linked.

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AI technology detects physical strain at the workplace

Hitachi, Ltd. and DFKI have jointly developed an AI-based technology to measure the physical strain of workers with a sensor suit. The system detects and quantifies physical stress in real time and informs users of incorrect posture and unergonomic movement patterns. DFKI and Hitachi will present the technology at the Hannover Messe in Hall 2, Stand C59.

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Mobile, Robust, and Adaptable – New Generation of Autonomous Space Robots

Space robots today are mostly passive observers and controlled by people back on Earth. Soon, however, they will be operating independently under extreme conditions for long periods. The DFKI Robotics Innovation Center develops innovative hardware and software concepts and tests them in a framework of analog missions here on Earth to ensure the demanding requirements on these systems can be met in space. Researchers are presenting their research findings at the DFKI stand (Hall 2, C59) at the Hannover Messe 2019.

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Self-checking systems – Anomaly detection and correction with SELFIE

Computer systems need to be checked for correctness prior to market launch. However, because of time constraints and the complexity of today's computers, a full verification is often not possible. In the SELFIE project at DFKI's Cyber-Physical Systems department, headed by Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler, a fundamentally new approach is being developed that allows systems to self-verify after production and delivery. Researchers are presenting the prototype of a self-verifying system at the Hannover Messe.

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XAI 4.0 – Explainable Artificial Intelligence für Industrie 4.0

AI-based decision aids help subject matter experts as they make judgments in the context of their operational activities, especially, when complex information and systems are involved. The targeted use of data-driven decision making can lead to significant productivity gains in the manufacturing sector – assuming a successful operationalization and embedding of the cognitive insights into the business processes takes place. Such integration requires a change management process, which builds trust in the actions, inference mechanisms, and results provided by the deployed AI systems.

“XAI 4.0” demonstrates numerous machine learning post-hoc explanations for industrial use cases such as explanations with local and global surrogate models or case-related visual as well as counterfactual explanations where the target audience consists of subject matter experts.

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Further DFKI stand participations at the HM19

SmartFactory Booth: Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – Human-Centric Support


In Hall 8, Stand D18, SmartFactory-KL and DFKI will show a scalable solution for industrial intelligence applications. “Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – Human-Centric Support” is the topic of the presentation by SmartFactory-KL, DFKI, and 15 partner firms at the Hannover Messe in Hall 8, D18.

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BMWi Booth: Industry 4.0 Training Demonstrator

Hands-on Digitalization

With a focus on SMEs, Industry 4.0 is also the subject of the training demonstrator of the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center Kaiserslautern on the stand of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Hall 2, C28). This is a playful demonstration of how digitization works in production.

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5G Arena: TACNET 4.0

Project TACNET 4.0 – 5G as a pioneer for industry 4.0

In the 5G Arena in Hall 16, D38, DFKI will present research approaches for the development of a unified industrial 5G communication system that integrates fifth generation mobile radio networks and industrial communication networks.

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VDI Booth: Smart Data for Mobility – SD4M

Intelligent data management for travel planning

As a research partner of DB Systel, DFKI will be represented at the VDI stand (Hall 2, C40). A cross-sector service platform from the joint project Smart Data for Mobility (SD4M), which integrates data from different mobility providers and social media data into an early reporting system for travel planning, will be on display.

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Events und Keynotes

VDE-Forum – Panel Talk with Prof. Hans Dieter Schotten

Artificial Intelligence: Hype or ultimate driving force for INDUSTRIE 4.0?

After sensor networks and big data analytics artificial intelligence is becoming a main focus of the automation industry. Some sceptics see it as a marketing hype, but for many experts it is the next step in developing Industry 4.0. AI is not only about analyzing data, it is about machine learning from experiences and using those insights in production and logistics, especially for predictive maintenance, for optimizing processes and capacity utilization and for the human-machine interface.

Which processes can be automated by using AI? Which areas of application include more than the usual repetitive programming of robots? Will the use of highly automated machines and digital service systems become easier and more intuitive through AI and therefore develop into a mass phenomenon? Which role does the German research and industry play in the international innovation competition. Also, when will we experience the great break-through of AI?

Experts from the areas of AI, information technology and automation technology will discuss those and other relevant questions at the VDE AI forum.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 11 a.m. | Nord LB Forum | Room 131

Panel discussion: "Artificial Intelligence: Hype or ultimate driving force for INDUSTRIE 4.0?"

Podium:

  • Dirk Fromme, Managing Director, 3plusplus GmbH, Sonsbeck
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Schönefeld, Member of the Executive Board, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Dresden
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schotten, Head of Research Department Intelligent Networks, DFKI; Head of Institute for Wireless Communication and Navigation, TU Kaiserslautern;  Chairman of  VDE – Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies

Moderation:

  • Dr.-Ing. Jörg Benze, Principal Consultant, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Dresden

 

Registration und Program
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Industrial Pioneers Summit – Keynote by Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke

What comes after Industrie 4.0?

Digital transformation is already in full swing, as Industrie 4.0 becomes increasingly established. Artificial intelligence (AI), human-machine collaboration and platform economics are the drivers of this development, enabling innovative manufacturing processes and industrial growth. But what comes next? And what advantages are to be expected from the widespread use of AI?

The Industrial Pioneers Summit is the new forum for visionaries, pioneers and innovations drivers at HANNOVER MESSE 2019, with speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in industry, government, business, science and society. What will be the impact of the expansion of 5G networks and what potential does this hold? What new options will augmented and mixed reality applications open up for industry? And what new technologies will be the pacesetters in tomorrow’s fully connected world? These and other exciting topics will be in the spotlight at the Summit. Trade fair attendees are cordially invited to take part in the discussion and share their experiences, ideas and theories.

Dienstag, April 2, 2019 | 12:30 a.m. | CC | Room 2

Keynote: "Industrie 4.0 - Innovating the Future of Global Industry"

Needs and challenges for future production and ways to global solutions

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke, Executive Chairman at SmartFactoryKL e.V. 

 

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13th German-Japanese Economic Forum – Talk by Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel

AI in industrial production – the self-learning factory of the future

In the future, artificial intelligence is going to have a decisive impact on numerous areas of society and the economy. Self-learning and intelligent systems will be increasingly employed in production processes. Machines will autonomously report incorrect settings, while production units will recognize data stream structures, learn from them and independently reprogram themselves. The factories of the future will be able to adapt to changing requirements on their own.

At the 13th German-Japanese Business Forum, experts from industry, science and government will discuss potential AI applications for industrial processes. For the first time, the forum will also feature a startup event, at which German and Japanese startups will present their innovations in short pitches. To kick things off, Deutsche Messe will offer interested participants a tour of interesting innovations in connection with the “AI in production” focus. The traditional get-together will take place at the end of the forum. The forum is organized by Deutsche Messe in cooperation with ECOS Consult and the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 03:35 p.m. | Hall 27 | B18 | Global Business & Markets

Panel Talk: "Man, Machine and AI - On the way to co-creative factories"

  • Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel, Head of Research Department Smart Services & Knowledge Management, DFKI
  • Dr. Satoko Itaya, National Institute of Information an Communication technology (NICT), Vice Chair Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA)
  • Dr. Lorenz Granrath, Supervisory Innovation Coordinator, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

 

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Further information on hanovermesse.de

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz