Over the next four years, a consortium of academic and industrial partners, led by Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) and TU/e, will be collaborating to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) toolkit, consisting of algorithms and methods, for industrial applications. The project, CERTIF-AI (Certification of production process quality through Artificial Intelligence) is funded by the Dutch Research Council NWO.
The aim of CERTIF-AI is to use the large amount of data generated by production equipment and machines to certify processes, improve product quality and diagnose problems. For industrial end users this means fewer errors in production and therefore lower costs or greater reliability of the process and thus a better product or service. The project is not only academically innovative because of the application of AI techniques to real-time sensor data, JADS and consortium partners also contribute to the use of AI for concrete industrial applications.
The AI toolkit will be developed and implemented by a research team from JADS, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Tilburg University (TiU) and the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU). Four concrete applications have been defined by Damen Shipyards, Omron, Additive Industries and VTEC. Sioux Mathware, Bright Cape and UNIT040 help with the implementation of the toolkit, together with HU and practical researchers from JADS (EngD (formerly PDEng)).
The outcome will be an AI toolkit, consisting of algorithms and methods, for industrial applications.
“The Omron IPC is a Build-to-Order product and has thousands of variants. With CERTIF-AI we automate and integrate the validation process of new variants in the normal production process in order to significantly shorten the delivery time of new variants.”
-Tim Foreman, Omron
“Damen sees a huge potential in the CERTIF-AI project in collaboration with JADS. A more data-driven approach to the operational processes is a key strategic objective for Damen and enables insights that were not achievable before. These insights offer opportunities for optimization but also generate additional value for Damen, the customer and the customer’s customer. ”
-Jasper Schuringa, Damen Shipyards