Thu. 26.11.2020  10:00 - 11:30 Uhr

***No more registration possible, as fully booked***Virtual Lab Tour Artificial Intelligence (online)

The event will present various areas of application of artificial intelligence in mechanical and plant engineering. The focus is on the virtual tour through the Industry 4.0 Lab Center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund.

Together with Digital in NRW - the competence centre for small and medium-sized businesses, the VDMA Forum Industry 4.0 and VDMA Software and Digitisation, various areas of application for artificial intelligence in mechanical and plant engineering will be presented. The focus of the event is the virtual tour through the Industry 4.0 Lab Center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund. The Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund is one of the three locations of Digital in NRW and supports medium-sized companies in all aspects of digitization. Within the virtual tour we show you exhibits on AI for document classification, the use of chatbot systems in logistics, AI in autonomous intralogistics systems and the detection of load carriers, using artificial intelligence.

The event is aimed at specialists and executives from the fields of digitisation and research.


Nirugaa Natkunarajah, Speaker

Research on Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence at VDMA - An overview
Judith Binzer, speaker
Industry Forum 4.0

Artificial intelligence in mechanical engineering - an overview
Guido Reimann, Speaker
VDMA Software and Digitization

Introduction of AI in medium-sized businesses and implementation possibilities Digital in NRW and Fraunhofer IML
Dr.-Ing Matthias Parlings, Head of Supply Chain Development & Strategy &
Martin Friedrich, Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Virtual tour of the application centre of the Fraunhofer IML with AI exhibits
Martin Friedrich

Your questions and conclusion of the event

Moderation: Nirugaa Natkunarajah
Deadline for registration: 24.11.2020
Event language: German

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In the interest of an efficient dialogue, we have limited the number of participants. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received.

The participation in the event is free of charge.

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The event is offered by ProduktionNRW. ProduktionNRW is the competence network for mechanical engineering and production technology in North Rhine-Westphalia and is organized by VDMA NRW. ProduktionNRW sees itself as a platform for networking, informing and marketing companies, institutions and networks among each other and along the value chain. Essential parts of the services provided by ProduktionNRW are funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE).

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