At this year’s Hannover Messe, baiosphere, the Bavarian AI network, was also represented. Of 79 companies and organizations involved in artificial intelligence, eleven were from the Free State. We visited seven of them during this tour and spoke with some of them.
For example, Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences presented the mobile world of tomorrow at the joint stand of Bayern Innovativ in Hall 2 together with the Artificial Intelligence Network Ingolstadt (AININ). In addition to the already common autonomous driving vehicles, a broad-based intelligent infrastructure and smart city concepts are also under discussion. But the Ingolstadt-based company also has something up its sleeve for car manufacturers. For example, some projects deal with AI-supported improvement of production processes for automotive manufacturing. In addition, there was already talk of the next AI event: The AI mobility node AImotion Bavaria at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences invites to the BAI.CON on 4. and October 5.
AI in production and management
Almost directly adjacent and also on the Bavarian joint stand, Nuremberg Technical University presented itself. It demonstrated an innovative 3D printing concept that allows small and medium-sized companies to manufacture cost-effectively via 3D printers. Here, project manager Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Koch presented an augmented reality installation of the first prototype. Here, it was possible to virtually view a 3D model of the 3D printer prototype. The focus here was on the development of standardized assemblies that allow an industrial-level system at low acquisition costs. The Franconians also demonstrated a model predictive control (MPC). This is a control method for electric drive systems. Using the example of an electric linear drive, the research team shows how energy efficiency and control quality can be further increased in production plants. For example, cycle times can be shortened in the production process when workpieces are moved from one position to another.
A strong player in the Bavarian AI network baiosphere is the Schweinfurt-based provider Z-Systems with its AI-supported solution optiVU. This is a cloud-based software-as-a-service solution that supports medium-sized companies and corporations in the conversion and optimization of their HR management processes. Key features include a central, digital personnel file in which all employee-related information is collected centrally, automated processes and flexible connections to downstream systems such as payroll, time recording or corporate learning. The solution allows all HR processes to be consolidated centrally.