THE NETHERLANDS, Boxmeer. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands has set up a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab, together with four industrial partners including Marel. This lab aims at improving decision-making in manufacturing and maintenance using artificial intelligence.
With the establishment last year of EAISI (Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute) and the growing interest in using AI to accomplish sophisticated tasks, TU/e’s logical next step was to set up an AI-enabled Manufacturing and Maintenance (AIMM) lab. The lab will be part of the Dutch network of ICAI (Innovation Center for Artificial intelligence), aimed at technology and talent development between knowledge institutes, industry and government in the area of AI.
The AIMM lab aims to promote research together with the high-tech industry and collaborates with four industrial partners Marel, Nexperia, KMWE and Lely. This new lab embodies the ambition of all participants to play a leading role in the further development of AI in the Netherlands.
The cooperation between the TU/e and the industrial partners will have benefits for innovation as well as the development of talent. Students and Ph.D. researchers will perform joint research, also at the Marel site in Boxmeer. TU/e has been active in the field of AI for decades, while Marel also has a thorough knowledge of AI, which gives the new laboratory an excellent starting position. By taking part in this AIMM lab, Marel expects to be able to respond to the rapidly increasing demand for education, engineers and expertise in the field of AI.