With "Industry 5.0", the EU Commission is making a U-turn in industrial policy: The report presented by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation on January 7, 2021, calls for sustainable, resilient and, above all, people-centered industrial production. This will have far-reaching consequences - for the use of technology, for future forms of human-machine interaction, for the design of value chains and for the education and training of the required skilled workers.
The MMP Symposium will shed light on the background to the new European strategy, discuss the implications for individual companies, present a wide range of technologies and showcase best practice examples for the future-proof design of the interaction between man, machine and production.
Antonio Krüger is CEO and scientific director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) and scientific director of the research area "Cognitive Assistance Systems" at DFKI. Prof. Krüger is an internationally renowned expert in human-machine interaction and artificial intelligence. His research focuses on Mobile and Ubiquitous Spatial Assistance Systems, combining the research areas Intelligent User Interfaces, User Modeling, Cognitive Sciences and Ubiquitous Computing.
Manfred Tscheligi, Head of Center for Technology Experience at Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), has been active in the fields of Interactive Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering, User Interface Design and User Experience Research for more than 25 years and is considered a pioneer in Austria (both within education and the research field as well as in industrial application). He is recognized worldwide as an active representative of this field. He is responsible for the successful implementation of numerous research and industrial projects (including more than 20 EU projects) as well as for the successful establishment of national and international initiatives. Manfred Tscheligi was and is also a member of various expert groups and conference boards (e.g. SIGCHI Conference Management Committee, Mobile HCI Steering Committee).
EVOLARIS next level GmbH
Christian Kittl is an expert in digital assistance systems and a member of the steering group of the FFG lead project MMASSIST II. From 2000 onwards, he developed innovative business models and applications at evolaris, a competence center specializing in digital transformation, most recently (2010 to 2020) as managing director of evolaris next level GmbH. He holds a degree in telematics from Graz University of Technology, a PhD in business administration from Karl Franzens University and is the author of over 50 publications.
The first MMP Symposium took place on October 14, 2020 as part of the Future of Manufacturing virtual. For an entire day, our experts from renowned companies, including PROFACTOR, Fraunhofer Research, BRP Rotax, Kapsch and many more, analyzed the importance of assistance systems in manufacturing. Antonio Krüger from DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) presented approaches and topics for a future with AI in production. Oliver Korn from the University of Offenburg and Steffen Scholz from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology brought scientific aspects to the point. Three expert groups and a panel discussion rounded off the program.
Andreas Pichler, Chief Technology Officer, PROFACTOR
Christian Wögerer, Coordinator International Networks, PROFACTOR
Manfred Tscheligi, Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT
Thinking ahead the use of robots - the robot as a motivator in production - research project RobPerMOt