How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) be applied in industries? At the international Summer School “IoT meets AI”, experts from science and industry exchanged their ideas over four days.
Beginning of September, more than 30 young scientists met a Werk 1, a location in Munich dedicated to the digital scene and startups.
During their keynote speeches, experts from science and industry explained the relations between topics such as IoT, AI, robotics and the mechanisms to guarantee the security of such technologies, and resource-saving communication of networked devices. The participants were able to immediately use the knowledge they acquired. Moreover, they developed solutions for challenges addressing following issues: how can driverless transport vehicles and robot operating systems be controlled with IoT and AI? How can we use AI and image processing sensors to teach a robot recognizing a box of cornflakes in a shelf and then grabbing it? How does an IoT application process and visualize sensor data? How can we use a communication protocol to analyze sensor data and get an overview of the environment?
Altogether, such industrial uses cases encourage young researchers to think and implement innovative approaches in IoT.
The Summer School series on IoT 2018 was initiated by the research tandem Marc-Oliver Pahl (Technical University of Munich) and Nicolas Montavont (IMT Atlantique). The first Summer School took place last year in Saint Malo and was dedicated to the topic “Industrial IoT”.
This year, the participants could benefit from the know-how and support of experts from Siemens while dealing with industry-related issues. The aim of the summer schools is not only to impart knowledge but also to foster networking between young scientists and industry partners.
Almost the entire summer school is available on YouTube through the corresponding blog.