TU/e and Marel work together in new AI lab
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TU/e and Marel work together in new AI lab

  • 02 July 2020

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has set up a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab together with four industrial partners, including Marel. The aim of this lab is to improve decision-making in production and maintenance using artificial intelligence. Marel, which has a rich history of innovative developments in the food processing industry, is eagerly looking forward to this close collaboration with TU/e and the other industrial partners. 

With the establishment of EAISI (Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute) last year and the growing interest in using AI to perform advanced tasks, the logical next step of the TU/e 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), focused on technology and talent development for knowledge institutions, industry and government in the field of AI. 

Innovation and talent

The AIMM lab aims to promote research together with the high-tech industry and works 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 has advantages for both innovation and talent development. Students and PhD students will conduct joint research, also at Marel in Boxmeer. The TU/e has been active in the field of AI for decades and Marel also has extensive knowledge of AI, which gives the new laboratory an excellent starting position. . .

High expectations

By participating in this AIMM lab, Marel expects to be able to respond to the growing demand for training, engineers and expertise in the field of AI. "In view of our experience in systems engineering and our close relationship with the TU/e, we have high expectations of this collaboration. I can think of several practical applications of AI in our food processing systems," says Liliane de Nie, Innovation Director at Marel. "Thanks to the lab's research, we can make significant progress in the high-tech areas that are crucial to our industry, such as robotics, machine performance and human-machine interaction. When it comes to maintenance at our customers' premises, our programs will help AI optimize corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies. We will be able to fully exploit all the possibilities of our maintenance concept in the market". 


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