Keynote 1: Digital twins in space, in production - and in the forest

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roßmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roßmann (RWTH Aachen)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roßmann chairs the Department and Institute for Human-Machine Interaction at RWTH Aachen University since 2006.
MMI's work focuses on the conception and development of new and cross-application methods of eRobotics and their application in the fields of industry, environment and space.

Digital twins in space, in production - and in the forest


Today's technical systems are increasingly developing into complex systems of cyber-physical systems. This trend can be observed in almost all application areas, including and especially in production and logistics. The trend is currently being reinforced, for example, by modern sensor technology, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 concepts and cloud/edge computing. This trend must be reflected in the current developments in simulation technology, because only the simulation-based consideration of overall systems provides comprehensive answers to the pressing questions of our time.
Only through the complete consideration of all relevant processes under one software roof can the manifold interactions between plant components be investigated and thus the behavior of entire systems in different operating situations be analyzed, optimized and functionally validated. In this way, concepts of virtual commissioning can be comprehensively applied or meaningful training and validation data for machine learning can be generated, as numerous current use cases show.

Keynote 2: How AI and simulation drive virtual product and production development

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Jürgen Groß

Dr. Jürgen Groß (Robert Bosch GmbH)

Dr. Jürgen Groß is a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH in Nuremberg. There, he assumes responsibility for the Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering. The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and services company with around 395,000 associates worldwide (as of Dec. 31, 2020).
As a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Industry 4.0, and Connected Mobility and pursues the vision of sustainable, safe, and inspiring mobility. With its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, the company is able to offer its customers connected and cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic goal is to provide solutions and products for connected life that either have artificial intelligence (AI) or are developed or manufactured with its help

How AI and simulation are driving virtual product and production development


Climate change, the need for sustainability, and increasing globalization are the key drivers of future industrial development. In addition, short-term influences such as trade conflicts, pandemics or geopolitical events are becoming increasingly unpredictable.
Under these conditions, it is a crucial success factor for many industries and also for Bosch to gain speed and save costs in product development and manufacturing. Virtual development of products based on data generated over their entire life cycle, including their production and use, gives us the opportunity to move from sequential to parallel development steps and thus gain speed. However, this also requires us to replace sample-based development with model-based development.
As our knowledge and understanding of the physical world has grown over the years, but is still far from comprehensive for all of our products, model-based development requires an intelligent combination of physical models with data-driven approaches. If we then augment these hybrid models with artificial intelligence, we can have our approaches computed quickly and easily.