On this page, you'll find the info regarding the second webinar in the "How can AI leverage smart manufacturing?" series. This takes place on Thursday, 6 May 2021.

In current production shop floors, (fleet of) production machines and AGVs form a full manufacturing system with a high degree of automation. These current manufacturing systems need to deal with high variability of products and production tasks. Every task, however, requires a proper reconfiguration & control that is often done manually requiring complex settings and long configuration time. AI techniques can be used to make the reconfiguration of these systems to deal with a new task more intuitive and faster.

In this webinar we will present two cases that will make manufacturing systems more intelligent: one case where data is used from other machines to quickly configure new machines, and a second case where an industrial vehicle is controlled through speech linked with image recognition. In both cases an important constraint is to learn the task at hand with as little customized data as possible.


Time Topic Presenter
13h00 Introduction to the Flanders AI Research program  Abdel Bey-Temsamani, Project Manager, Flanders Make
13h15 Controlling an industrial vehicle through speech with minimal custom data 

ir. Quinten Lauwers, Flanders Make

dr.ir. Hugo van Hamme, KULeuven

13h35 Testimonial on challenges Picanol faces with data for similar machines

Patrick Puissant, Picanol


Efficient machine control exploiting data from similar machines

dr. ir. Bruno Depraetere, Flanders Make

dr. ir. Jan Helsen, VUB

14h15 Open Discussion


Participation is free, but registration is mandatory