Scientific Year "Smart World"
As part of its Scientific Year "Smart World", the Technische Universität Ilmenau is presenting two major research projects at this year's Hannover Messe.On automated driving and Industry 4.0. The Hannover Messe takes place from May 30 to June 2 and, according to its own information, is the leading knowledge and networking platform for the manufacturing industry. TU Ilmenau will present itself daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hall 2 at the joint booth A46/B45 of the federal states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt "Research for the Future".
As part of its Scientific Year "Smart World", the TU Ilmenau is presenting two outstanding projects on the core topics of the showcase "Automation" and "Industry 4.0" at the Hannover Messe: "Radio for Automated and Connected Driving" and "E4SM - Engineering for Smart Manufacturing" ("Machine Learning for Smart Production").
"Radio for automated and connected driving"
In automated, connected vehicles, more and more radio systems are taking over safety-critical functions. All systems for detecting and controlling the vehicle environment, driving condition and driver state must function reliably in real time and at all times. Wireless sensor technology, communication, data transmission, testing and safeguarding are just as important aspects as radiation exposure, coexistence and interference. The Thüringer Innovationszentrum Mobilität (ThIMo), located at the TU Ilmenau, has successfully carried out numerous research projects in these areas, such as the reduction of emission contributions by modern mobility systems, vehicle radars in virtual environments and mobility solutions in suburban areas.
At the Hannover Messe, the ThIMo at the TU Ilmenau will present the VISTA (Virtual Road - Simulation and Test Facility) research laboratory, which is unique in Europe and offers optimal conditions for cutting-edge research in the field of radio for automated and connected driving.
„Engineering for Smart Manufacturing“
With the project "E4SM - Engineering for Smart Manufacturing" the TU Ilmenau - in line with the basic idea of Industry 4.0 - is using intelligent, adaptive software to use all the data collected on a production process to improve the quality of production processes and increase efficiency and/or the degree of automation.
In conventional welding processes using lasers, for example, gaps are created between the sheets to be welded, which have to be pressed together using expensive clamping devices. In the E4SM project, which is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, innovative processes are being developed in which robotic arms hold the two sheets together and use artificial intelligence to constantly analyze their movements in order to issue appropriate correction commands and thus achieve the best possible welding results. The use of moving robot arms instead of rigid clamping devices would mean significant cost savings for companies when introducing new production lines.
With both contributions at the Hannover Messe - "Funk für automatisiertes und vernetztes Fahren" (Radio for Automated and Connected Driving) and "Engineering for Smart Manufacturing" (Engineering for Smart Manufacturing) - the TU Ilmenau not only wants to ensure the transfer of its research results to the specialist public and society, it also hopes to make new specialist contacts, initiate new projects and establish new collaborations.
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