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Searching for Images with Artificial Intelligence

Computer vision experts at Fraunhofer IPK have been commissioned by the Rhineland Regional Council to explore how AI-based image search methods can be used in provenance research. Using the »German Sales« database as an example, they show how art objects in auction catalogs can be identified automatically in order to reconstruct the history of their provenance.
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Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Production

An online survey by Fraunhofer IPK in cooperation with EPIC (Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control) aims to determine the impact of COVID-19 on industrial production. Its focus: »How can digitization help to mitigate these effects?«
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Smart ­Maintenance for Machine Tools – A Holistic Approach

Smart maintenance for machine tools, from intelligent condition monitoring and failure forecasts to maintenance support for service technicians – Fraunhofer IPK’s exhibit at Hannover Messe 2021 comprises all these aspects.
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Can Open-Source Hardware Save Lives?

Right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open-source hardware community took action to help manufacture much-needed medical equipment. In a recent study, Fraunhofer IPK researchers explore how ventilators can be manufactured quickly, safely and in a decentralized manner.
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All Scalpels to the OR, Please!

Fraunhofer IPK and Charité CFM Facility Management GmbH are developing an AI-based system to automatically check trays of surgical instruments for completeness.
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New Study on Industrial Parts Cleaning

Fraunhofer Reinigung conducts a new market and trend analysis of cleaning processes in production.
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The Eye of the Beholder: How Humans and Machines See Art

Last Friday saw the the first broadcast of a virtual salon discussion in a joint new series of the Austrian Embassy and Fraunhofer IPK.
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Ecofriendly plastic alternative

A new type of plastic made of reclaimed waste readily degrades in less than a year. It can be produced on an industrial scale in a new process developed by the Fraunhofer IPK and its partners.
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New study on digital twins in the manufacturing industry

Digital Twin Readiness Assessment shows: companies are on average still in the conception phase
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