Melanie Zimmer, one of the Intelligent Automation Centre's PhD students, attended the joint IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS2019) and IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI2019) in Taipei, Taiwan from 6 - 9 May 2019
The main areas covered at the conference were:
- The design, implementation and deployment of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and Services in industry
- How the communication between the systems as well as humans can be facilitated
- The enrichment of real-time analytics through Big Data across the value-chain
Besides the ICPS2019 and MFI2019 conference sessions, a well thought-through programme relevant for both research and industry was provided. The event opened with the IEEE International Industrial Summit on Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0. A variety of keynote speakers from companies such as ADLINK Technology, NVIDIA, Microsoft and academic representatives from the National Taiwan University or Fraunhofer IPA presented outlooks on current and future developments for ROS with an emphasis on industrial applications. An exciting announcement was the official release for ROS on Windows to enable additional opportunities for ROS developers.
On the first half of the second and third day, further industry-led events had been arranged to reflect on the topics “AIOT and Robotics Activating Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems on Intelligent Manufacturing New Biz” and “Engineering Systems of Cyber-Physical Systems”. The respective afternoon sessions on those days, as well as the entire last day, were focused on conference presentations.
Melanie presented some of the research she is undertaking with the Intelligent Automation Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) at the Conference. She said: “It was a great experience being able to show a wider audience part of the work we have been doing in the Centre. The feedback from attendees was very encouraging and in particular it was important for me to hear that my PhD research is seen as having potential to help operators on the shop floor with their processes.”
More information about the conference or the CDT-EI can be found here: