Pilot Projects

What is Artificial Intelligence and what does it mean for product development? In seven pilot projects, companies and research institutions of the AI Marketplace develop AI solutions for concrete use cases. From intelligent product monitoring to automatic labeling of video data and AI-supported producibility analysis: The pilot projects form the industrial core of the project. This is where the first AI applications for product creation are developed, tested and implemented. AI solutions can mature before being made available to users of the AI Marketplace. On this page you can learn more about the individual use cases and the respective potentials of AI.

Intelligent Product Monitoring

The goal of Ubermetrics’ project is an AI application that extracts relevant information from unstructured or semi-structured texts (e.g. online ratings, complaint emails, service reports, complaint reports), analyzes it and makes it systematically available to a developer. The application can be used, for example, in the context of targeted optimization of system components.

Diebold Nixdorf
AI based Service Engineering

How can service technicians be optimally supported? A pilot project by Diebold Nixdorf Systems together with Fraunhofer IOSB-INA is dedicated to this question. The aim is to develop an AI application that reads and analyzes service and sensor data from ATMs in the field. Based on this, differentiated repair instructions for service technicians are to be generated. An existing service platform will serve as a database.

Integration of AI into CAx

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to fundamentally change the way we work and operate. CLAAS GmbH & Co. KGaA, an internationally active manufacturer of agricultural machinery, has recognised this potential and is testing a special use case for the integration of AI in Computer Aided Design (CAx) in the AI marketplace together with the Fraunhofer Institutes IEM and IPK.

HELLA Aglaia 
Automatic Video Data Labelling

Road sign, tree or human? In order for independently driving cars to perceive their surroundings, large image and video data must be evaluated and objects such as signs, trees or pedestrians must be precisely marked. The marked data is used to train an algorithm applied in autonomous driving. The aim of the project with HELLA Aglaia and the Fraunhofer IEM is to develop a solution for the analysis and annotation of video data as well as the training and validation of neural networks for AI applications.

AI based Production Planning

The project of Westaflex in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IEM focuses on an AI application that helps to optimize the sequence planning of production orders. For this purpose, real-time data from production control as well as from machines are to be evaluated in order to extract hints for optimal machine allocations.

AI supported Producibility Analysis

A set-up process in an automated manufacturing process that is optimized with the help of AI and replaces the previously manual “teaching” – this is the core of a project by düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH and the Fraunhofer IEM. In addition, the probable producibility of new product specifications is to be assessed automatically.

Hella Gutmann
AI based Diagnosis

At present, vehicle diagnosis in a workshop requires comprehensive automotive knowledge and involves a great deal of work. Hella Gutmann’s aim is therefore to develop an AI application for AI-supported diagnosis and identification of potentially defective vehicle components on the basis of historical vehicle data (e.g. fault codes or sensor readings) and to integrate a further variety of data sources (e.g. invoice data, repair information etc.).