Improve decision making using AI
The AIMM Lab aims to promote research in cooperation with high-tech industry and is a collaboration with four industrial partners, Nexperia, KMWE, Marel and Lely. These companies have a solid history of commitment to developing new innovative approaches in their respective industries and are working in close partnership with the TU/e. Besides existing research in manufacturing and maintenance, it is expected that the EAISI AIMM research lab will also become a fertile starting point for new initiatives, such as developing online trainings and placing Master and final year Bachelor students in projects with the companies.
The lab will also provide companies with better access to expertise in potential applications of artificial intelligence such as improved planning, detecting anomalies in production and operation, predicting quality issues and machine behavior, and enabling fast root cause analysis.
ICAI is a Dutch network aimed at technology and talent development between knowledge institutes, industry, and government in the area of artificial intelligence.
Arthur van Hout
Geert-Jan van Houtum
Nathan van de Wouw
"Collaboration as one of the engines driving innovation"
Jeannette Lankhaar, Science & Technology Program Manager Marel
The Netherlands is one of the world's most innovative countries. It is home to world-class universities and research institutes, with TU/e taking the fifth spot on the World University Research Ranking in multi-disciplinarity, impact and collaboration. The Dutch are also the world’s second-largest exporters of agriculture and food products, and the number three suppliers of machinery and technology for the global agriculture and food processing industry.
What if we mix these impressive ingredients with a strong partnership between universities, industry and government and add in plenty of cross-pollination between the Top Sector High Tech Systems & Materials and the Top Sector Agri&Food? The outcome will be a fruitful Dutch AgriFoodTech innovation ecosystem.
Researcher in the Spotlight: Kay Peeters
My name is Kay Peeters. Within the Dynamics & Control research group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, my PhD concerns the production planning and control of poultry processing plants. These typically produce fixed-weight batches of products such as filets. Any weight over the minimum is effectively a ‘giveaway’ by the plant. Meanwhile, retailers require their daily batch orders to be finished before their due dates. Operational costs, food waste and other performance measures can therefore be improved by optimizing poultry processing plants. In turn, this will reduce production costs and improve the reliability of deliveries, making it possible for supermarkets to offer reduced prices.
My PhD concerns the production planning and control of poultry processing plants.