KOGNIA research project by University of Augsburg & CADENAS at the Long Night of Science

Showcase of the research on a mechanical design recommender with AI and Machine Learning

CADENAS is part of the KOGNIA research project, which is a "Machine Learning-based Recommender System for Mechanical Design". The project was presented in the Golden Room of the Augsburg City Hall at the Long Night of Science on July 16, 2022. Under the slogan "Digital Transformation at your fingertips", representatives of the Faculty of Applied Computer Sciences showcased state-of-the-art software technology, including the KOGNIA project, which is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.

KOGNIA: Machine Learning-based Recommender System for Mechanical Design

Together with the Institute for Software & Systems Engineering at the University of Augsburg, CADENAS is researching the possibility of automatically processing and using the knowledge of experienced engineers from past designs for future constructions. The expert knowledge, originally bound to individuals, is thereby bundled in a system, processed and made available to all employees of a company. Machine learning is used to recognize patterns, such as shared parts, in existing and newly created designs. On this basis, the system provides engineers with useful suggestions for the next required purchased and proprietary parts during the design process, or it recognizes unusual parts in the design. Both young and experienced engineers benefit from this knowledge transfer.

The Long Night of Science in Augsburg took place for the second time. The city center became a lecture hall, research laboratory and experimental field. There were various lectures and presentations in the town hall, the city library, the Maximilian Museum and the Schaezlerpalais. The research topics ranged from climate change and digitalization in healthcare to self-learning machines and AI.

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