DFKI at CeBIT 2017

Seeing, experiencing and understanding innovation: The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is presenting more than 20 demonstrators and showcases from 12 research departments across three halls and eight stands and thus showing current software systems and tools, applications and prototypes for the digital transformation of the knowledge society.
We look forward to welcoming you in Hanover! 

DFKI Stand (Hall 6, Stand B48)

Mixed Reality Production 4.0 – Mixed Reality systems for crosssite production in INDUSTRIE 4.0
Adaptable and trainable lightweight robots at the exhibit stand of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research interact with their human and robotic colleagues at the DFKI exhibit. Supported by mixed reality and virtual reality systems, employees at one location in combination with robots and colleagues at another location can flexibly perform the task of handling hazardous materials.

Integrated Virtual Engineering Using the ARVIDA Reference Architecture
Industrial VT application systems, particularly those that use Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), require a smooth interplay between the different technological components, such as virtual human models, motion capturing systems, engineering simulation and analysis modules, or haptic output devices. In the context of an engineering change process, the CeBIT demonstrator shows how changes may be implemented quickly, flexibly, and with a reasonable effort by the automated provision of the required data and tools based on the ARVIDA reference architecture.

B-Human – Five-time World Champion at CeBIT 2017
The five-time World Champion Team B-Human is presented to visitors at the DFKI exhibit stand by the University of Bremen and DFKI's Cyber-Physical Systems department. Team B-Human has participated in the German Open RoboCup and the World Cup in the Standard Platform League since 2009. The league owes its name to the fact that all teams use the same robot model, namely, the humanoid robot known as NAO. The NAOs actions during the games, in which teams of five robots always play against each other, are completely autonomous thanks to this software. The robots must be capable of recognizing their environment, making decisions, and then jointly implement them.

Augmented Things – Operating Instruction on Demand
Sewing machines, drills, wireless speakers, or automated ticket sales – all these objects were developed to make life easier. Augmented Things is an application specifically designed to enable the user to interact with an object via a smartphone or tablet and demand information about what to do next. In the near future, everyday devices or even field equipment or the measuring and control equipment used in industrial manufacturing will store their operating instructions on a chip in digital form. The Augmented Things app provides direct access to this information by "scanning" the object.

Common Round – Digital Debating Culture
Open decision making over the web often lacks transparency because the complexity of the ongoing debate makes it difficult to follow the lines of argument. Advanced Large Scale Language Analysis for Social Intelligence Deliberation Support - Project “All Sides” is focused on the development of the web-based debate platform Common Round, a new generation of systems to help discussion participants with decision making and acknowledge the different perspectives on the issue.

Fahum Means Understanding – An Emergency Assistance and Integration App for Refugees
The DFKI, in cooperation with its spin-off company Yocoy developed the "Fahum" app (Arabic for "understanding"), which enables immigrants from Arabic countries to have a dialog, for example, with authorities or on the street, or when shopping. The app is available to be downloaded for free. The relevant dialog is guaranteed to be correctly translated – thanks to the "Always Correct Translation" technology (ACT®) from Yocoy.

Deep Learning Competence Center
Researchers at the DFKI Competence Center for Deep Learning are developing learning algorithms for artificial neural networks that can automatically detect natural disasters from satellite images, reliably interpret content from photos and videos, correct grammar in translated texts, and make social networks more trustworthy. At CeBIT the Competence Center Deep Learning will show two demonstrations: DeepEye – Deep Learning for Emergency Response and Crisis Management Teams and Capttitude – Deep Learning for Captions with Feeling.

InnoCow – Health Tracker for Cows
InnoCow develops an automated diagnostic system for dairy cows and is the latest spin-off of DFKI. The health of the cows in milk production is evaluated on the basis of behavioral patterns and motion sequences. At a glance, dairy farmers have all the information required, for example, to recognize a sick cow or a cow in heat or to prepare optimal feed amounts for each animal.

Smart Farming World – Smart Services in Agricultural Crops
Researchers from the Smart Service Engineering department are introducing Smart Farming Services through the nPotato project at CeBIT 2017. The farmer and the driver in the field receive real time information about where and how exactly potatos are damaged by the potato harvester from bumps and rotations. The model of the concentricity of a potato shows how Smart Farming Services can be used to support farmers with a view towards making economically optimized decisions while performing the harvest.

Wearable AI Competence Center
Sensors in fitness clothing, in safety helmets, and in soccer shoes – digital accessories like fitness belts and scarves or jackets that can navigate and alert the wearer to dangers – DFKI's Competence Center for Wearable AI is introducing product ideas and design prototypes like these for making functional systems wearable at CeBIT 2017.

grippeNET App – Monitors, Analyses, and Maps the Spread of Disease
Everyone can help researchers to better understand and predict the outbreak and spread of disease in the future. The grippeNET App lets people participate from their smart devices and add to the collection of valuable information about the spread and course of an infectious disease. In return, the users gain access to timely and comprehensive insights into the data and the analyses. he app is part of an EU sponsored research project called CIMPLEX, which develops various tools used to investigate and influence the spread of diseases and other contagious phenomena in complex social systems.

A.L.I.N.A. – Intelligent Assistance for Knowledge Management Related to Interdisciplinary Emergency Hospital Admissions
The aim of A.L.I.N.A, a collaborative project to study intelligent assistance services and personalized learning environments for the advancement of knowledge and management of interdisciplinary emergency admissions, is to develop "in situ" intelligent assistance services and provide them to the target groups at each step of the emergency care process via mobile web-based phones. The A.L.I.N.A demonstrator at CeBIT shows that a basic, life-saving, cardiopulmonary resuscitation measure can be performed on the SimMan 3G (patient simulator from Laerdal Medical) with the aid of assistance services.


BMBF Stand - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Hall 6, Stand A34)

Mixed Reality Production 4.0 – Mixed Reality systems for crosssite production in INDUSTRIE 4.0
Adaptable and trainable lightweight robots at the exhibit stand of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research interact with their human and robotic colleagues at the DFKI exhibit. Supported by mixed reality and virtual reality systems, employees at one location in combination with robots and colleagues at another location can flexibly perform the task of handling hazardous materials.

Exoskeleton for Telemanipulation
Telemanipulation refers to the deliberate control of robots over long distances. This capability is extremely important when systems are to perform complex tasks at locations that are dangerous or difficult for humans to access and maneuver, for example, in the deep sea or space. DFKI's Robotics Innovation Center is showing an upper body exoskeleton for use in the teleoperation of the humanoid AILA robot at the BMBF exhibit stand at CeBIT 2017. The passive exoskeleton transmits the user's movements directly to the robot, which performs fine-motor tasks on a circuit switchboard – thanks to the manipulative abilities of the human operator.


BMWi Stand - German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Hall 6, Stand C40)

Smart Data Web and Smart Data for Mobility
A multi-project, interactive demonstrator shows in real time how Smart Data Analytics extracts, aggregates, and correlates intermodal mobility and supply chain events in Germany from heterogeneous data sources. Smart Data analyses are very useful after being compiled and prepared for information searches and processing in a steadily rising knowledge graph. SD4M introduces a mobile personal travel app for smart phones based on the SD4M platform.

MACSS - Medical Allround-Care Service Solutions
he collaboration involves research, business, health insurers, care providers, patient associations, and the pharmaceutical companies. Using the example of post care kidney transplant patients, we show how their safety can be improved through the integrated service platform. The aim is to facilitate the communication between patients and their attending physicians and increase drug safety

SePiA.Pro – Service Platform for Intelligent Optimization of Production Systems
The intelligent utilization of sensor data combined with the job parameters in modern production facilities represents one of the greatest challenges in the context of INDUSTRIE 4.0. The aim of the SePiA.Pro project is to develop an inter-company, open, and standardized service platform for a comprehensive efficiency increase in the production processes at cyber-physical Industrie 4.0 production plants using intelligent evaluation and analysis methods for sensor data and job parameters.

Clinical Data Intelligence – Integrated Decision Support in Virtual Reality
The aim of the CDI project (Clinical Data Intelligence) is to automate and drastically simplify the evaluation of omprehensive and complex patient data. At CeBIT, visitors will see a Virtual Reality application being used for integrated decision support. By means of a tablet, the attending physicians can annotate the course of the disease by input pen. The Deep Learning-based results for an integrated decision support are presented, together with additional patient’s image data, using the virtual reality data glasses, Oculus Rift. This project is intendend to promote telemedicine applications.


Networked Autonomous Systems Stand from acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and DFKI in collaboration with Deutsche Messe (Hall 12, Stand B63)

Exhibit of DFKI Robotics Innovation Center and Bremen University: Space Robotics - Autonomous walking and driving with SherpaTT and Coyote III
Walking and driving rovers can be seen at the joint exhibit stand of the Robotics Innovation Center and the University of Bremen: the exhibit features the SherpaTT rover and the micro-rover Coyote III, which successfully completed their Utah Field Trials (FT-Utah) at the end of 2016 by demonstrating its capability to operate on the Martian-like surface of the desert (approximated in the US state of Utah). The system, developed under the DFKI TransTerrA project, underwent a 4-week field testing program that involved a control station located in Bremen and a simulation of a complete mission sequence.

Exhibit of DFKI Robotics Innovation Center and Volkswagen AG: Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration (iHRC)
Until now, the work packages and work places in industrial manufacturing and assembly have mostly separated humans from robots, because the safety of the human workers could not be guaranteed. In the iHRC project, DFKI and VW seek to achieve risk-free cooperation in the same work space and dynamic interaction between very different colleagues. The cooperating partners have integrated sensor software and a standard robot to create a system that enables close and direct collaboration between humans and machines.


Joint Stand Research & Innovation Rhineland-Palatinate (Hall 6, Stand C17)

HyperMind – The intelligent school book supports pupils using innovative sensor technology
Digital technologies found their way into daily life long ago - including school life. Researchers from University of Kaiserslautern and DFKI are exploring how the technologies can be applied usefully in lessons. In the “HyperMind” project, an intelligent school book is being developed for tablet and PC. This uses technology, which will detect the reader’s line of vision, which it will then analyst. The content of the book is displayed on tablets or a monitor. An eye tracker is fitted below the display. The system can track the reader’s eye movements. This way, it can detect, for example, areas where more time is spent or what is read more than once. 


Saarland University Stand (Hall 6, Stand E28)

BPM for Industrie 4.0 – Process-oriented Production Planning with the SmartLEGO® Manufacturing Module
The demonstrator illustrates the use of business process management (BPM) methods to make dynamic adjustments to production plans. The concepts of process mining complement the planning process, shorten lead times, and enable risk assessments. That is dependent on continuous process monitoring and intelligent linkage with machine data. The dynamic adjustment of plans permits an early response to potential problems, for example, a risk of delay can be proactively identified and avoided through rescheduling. Beyond this, it is possible to integrate urgent work orders into production without requiring a complete re-planning of other orders.


Software AG Stand (Hall 4, Stand C11) 

Deep Learning and Business Process Management Meet the Internet of Things – Cooperation with Software AG
DFKI's LEGO® Showcase, in partnership with Software AG, highlights an end-to-end solution that is technically implemented by the intelligent interplay of ARIS and RefMod-Miner. Deep Learning methods are used to support these predictions and connect the broader concepts of Artificial Intelligence with business process management tools. Additionally, Software AG and the Showcase demonstrate aspects of mobile workplace assistance, modeling of IoT objects and networks, as well as performance analysis and "Dashboarding" (Performance KPIs) using the ARIS Process Performance Manager and ARIS Aware software products.Stand Japan External Trade Organization, Hitachi (Halle 4, Stand A38/70)


Stand Japan External Trade Organization, Hitachi (Halle 4, Stand A38/70)

AI Technology for Human Activity Recognition of Workers Using Wearable Devices.
Researchers from the DFKI research department, Smart Data & Knowledge Services and Hitachi developed AI for human activity recognition to recognize the activity of workers using various data collected through the wearable devices, not image data from cameras.


DFKI Keynotes and Panel Discussions at CeBIT 2017

DFKI's involvement at CeBIT includes keynote speeches, lectures, panel discussions and presentations at CeBIT future talk (Hall 6, Stand A54), and other conference stages.




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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
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