DIPL.-ING. MARCEL HUPTYCH HAS DEFENDED HIS DOCTORAL THESIS
Marcel Huptych successfully defended his doctoral thesis "Online path planning for multiple flying robots in a variable environment using the curve flow method" with "magna cum laude" at the University of Stuttgart on April 20, 2021. In his research work, he developed a path planning method for collision-free operation of flying robots in industrial production facilities. Marcel Huptych was a staff member in the Virtual Automation Lab (VAL) at the Faculty of Mechanical and Systems Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and the Steinbeis Innovation Center Transfer Platform Baden-Württemberg Industrie 4.0 until 2020.
His PhD was supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences at the Virtual Automation Lab (VAL) in cooperation with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Alexander Verl, Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units at the University of Stuttgart.
The entire VAL team of the Faculty of Mechanical and Systems Engineering congratulates!
VIRTUAL AUTOMATION LAB AT THE HANNOVER MESSE DIGITAL
The Virtual Automation Lab will be represented at the joint Baden-Württemberg international booth from 12.04.2021 - 16.04.2021 together with the Transferplattform BW Industrie 4.0 (www.tpbw-i40.de) and will present its activities around the Digital Twin with a focus on artificial intelligence.
Visit us at the Hannover Messe digital booth: Link zum Messestand
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Also have a look at our booth in the digital BW pavilion: Link BW Pavillon
We are looking forward to your visit!
PROF. DR.-ING. SASCHA RÖCK HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE FACULTY OF DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE DOCTORAL COMMITTEE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS.
The Faculty of Design, Production and Automotive Engineering at the University of Stuttgart accepts Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck, Prorector Research and Transfer at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, as an associate member of the doctoral committee for five years. This puts the scientist on an equal footing with a university professor when it comes to supervising doctorates.
VAL REACHES 2ND PLACE IN THE NATIONWIDE COMPETITION „AVRiL 2020 – Gelungene VR/AR-Lernszenarien“
The competition „AVRiL 2020 – Gelungene VR/AR-Lernszenarien“ is jointly organized by the VR/AR Learning working group of the GI specialist groups Education Technologies and VR/AR with the Stifterverband. The aim of this competition is to award current, effective learning scenarios involving VR and AR technologies.
This year, the Virtual Automation Lab of the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen participated in the competition with the contribution "DigiTwin: didact Maschinen verstehen mit dem Digitalen Zwilling in AR/VR-Lernszenarien". The jury awarded the submitted contribution with the AVRiL 2020 - Silver - and justified the award as follows: "The entry DigiTwin:didact convinces by combining digital methods: the Digital Twin provides the data basis for AR/VR-based learning scenarios. The platform approach used allows for easy adaptability. The systematic elaboration of teaching goals and the successful use of the specific advantages of AR and VR are praised. The transferability has been proven several times by using the platform in different contexts. All in all, DigiTWin:didact can be described as a mature concept that sets standards and is therefore awarded the AVRiL 2020 - Silver".
Prof. Dr. Ralph Schmidt, Marc Schnierle and Jana Hönig show the Virtual Automation Lab (VAL) and the Laboratory for Metal Cutting and Forming Technology at Campus Stadtmitte.
TWO MILLION EURO FUNDING FOR "TRANSFERPLATTFORM INDUSTRIE 4.0" - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Following a pilot phase, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs is funding the joint "Transferplattform Industrie 4.0" (TPBW I4.0) of the Universities of Aalen, Esslingen and Reutlingen in cooperation with the Steinbeis Foundation with a further two million euros. The project, which has already proven its worth, helps small and medium-sized companies to make better use of the opportunities in the field of digitization and artificial intelligence.
STARTING SIGNAL FOR THE NEW RESEARCH PROJECT MRILS
Over the next three years, the Virtual Automation Lab (VAL) at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences will research a training concept for technical specialists in the joint project "Schulung mittels Mixed Reality in the Loop Simulation"(MRiLS), in which methods of virtual and augmented reality are investigated. The project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, started in February 2020. With public funding and contributions from industrial partners, the joint project has a total project volume of 1.83 million euros.
As part of a thesis at the Virtual Automation Lab, a digital twin of a Smart Factory was modeled in SS19 using the example of the mechanical engineering laboratories at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences:
Timm von Bergen, VAL explains the 'Digital Twin as a Service' platform in an interview at the Hannover Messe Industry 2019 VAL presented itself together with the "Transferplattform Baden-Württemberg I4.0" (TPBW) at the joint stand of Allianz Industrie 4.0 BW.
The Virtual Automation Lab presented together with industry partners successfully implemented I4.0 projects at the industry conference of the transfer platform BW Industry 4.0 (www.tpbw-i40.de) at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart on March 28, 2019. Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economics, Labor and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, visited the industrial conference and informed herself about the digitization projects on display at the partner booths after her welcoming address.
The Virtual Automation Lab presented the digital twin of the line at a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Schuler Servo Press CSP100 at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences on March 25, 2019. After the welcoming address by Domenico Iacovelli, CEO of Schuler AG, and subsequent presentations, the guests from the worlds of business and politics were able to experience a demonstration of the real line and its digital twin.
On 20.03.2019 the Virtual Automation Lab of the Hochschule Esslingen presented itself at the theme day "Augmented & Virtual Reality" of VHS 4-Business:
The Virtual Automation Lab presents at the symposium "Economy 4.0 - The Factory of the Future" at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen on 22.03.2018 in a live demo in front of about 150 participants how cloud-based mixed reality makes sensor and plant data (tangible)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck in interview on 20.02.2018 at the Industry 4.0 Day of the IHK Region Stuttgart