AITOCGerman national consortium
The German consortium
The German consortium will benefit from a strong international consortium working in several domains with different industrial use cases. Sharing knowledge related to different technological solutions using artificial intelligence will be the base for optimizing engineering tools and for common standardization activities. The German consortium is composed of partners supporting the overall value chain for planning, simulating and optimizing manual and automated production processes (use -cases in production equipment manufacturing and bus & coach manufacturing).
Daimler Buses is one of the world leading bus & coach manufacturers with plenty of plants in Europe and worldwide. Daimler AG, the German coordinator, acts from a planning and simulation end user’s point of view. Daimler plans to industrialize the AIToC solutions as it fits to the internal vison towards a Digitalized Manufactory. Success shall be ensured through direct involvement in all WPs. Direct involvement in the novel AIToC technologies will result in higher efficiency of planning and simulating of manual processes, which will give a chance to further differentiate from competitors.
DFKI is one of the biggest research centers for artificial intelligence worldwide. The involved DFKI research group already achieved international excellence in motion synthesis for virtual characters as well as for Artificial Intelligence technologies for planning and scheduling.
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation is offering scientific and development services to its customers. While TWT already has a strong technological base in the context of requirements engineering, simulation technologies and related AI methods, the AIToC project bears a significant risk, due to the high ambition of the technological advances. Furthermore, TWT hopes to further enter the market of production planning tools and technologies, which promises further expanding its business, but at the same time involves multiple risks. Through the AIToC project, TWT will be able to mitigate these technological and business -related risks, through strong national and international collaboration.
Raumtänzer GmbH provides solutions for humans working in modern industry environments. AIToC will allow Raumtänzer to explore, how the design of instructions for augmented reality devices can be optimized by incorporating knowledge about instructability from early in the specification and planning process. The results of AIToC are expected to scale in other business areas of Raumtänzer, such as chemical engineering and healthcare.
IFAK e. V. is a well-known research and development partner of large and medium sized industry in the domain of automation for about 20 years. The applicability of Artificial Intelligence technologies in engineering tools, e.g., for production planning, has not yet been investigated. Furthermore, the use of AI to support the automatic evaluation of the target/actual comparison of the behavior of the production system is unsolved. IFAK intends to provide these technological achievements towards other potential customers from automation industry.
For EKS InTec, the advantages from AIToC results are to achieve a higher level of detail for the virtual commissioning components as well as modelling of these components becomes no longer necessary. This in combination with a standard package format offers EKS InTec the opportunity to enhance current engineering process according to labour efficiency. It is expected that this will have positive influence on the engineering service business.
Software AG: Results and knowledge gained from the project will be directly used to improve the existing tool-chain within R&D but also foster the acquisition of customer projects in the problem domain. This project is hence considered as a competitive advantage that will improve market competitiveness through the envisaged technology and tools. We further intent to share results using cook-books and customer success stories. Along with each success we share with Software AG’s sales and pre-sales teams the targeted solution, the market and the customer that could eventually test configure the solution before licensing will occur.
in2sight gmbH is a start-up company which was founded based on results of the ENTOC project. The software game4automation is a development framework for visualization, virtual commissioning, virtual and augmented reality in the domain of automation. It is planned to extend the software with artificial intelligence functionalities and to combine it with solutions for the simulation of manual processes.
isb – innovative software businesses GmbH
For isb – innovative software businesses GmbH, the added value is to extend the current focus of behavioral modeling with artificial intelligence to other industries and topics and to improve the toolchain for the selection of models. The project is intended to support standards such as AutomationML, FMU or MMU.