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Constance-based In GmbH presents ‘Model in the Middle’ – an additional function for its sphinx open online IIoT platform that links digital twins and facilitates data-based dialog.

The system, developed by Stuttgart-based mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr, enables the analysis of automated paint shops with millisecond accuracy. The aim of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution is to prevent the occurrence of faults and errors.

Most patents in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are registered by companies in the US and Japan, with Bosch and Siemens making it into the Top 20. When it comes to AI patents registered by research institutes, China is the undisputed leader.

German employers are failing to maintain contact. Despite the shortage of qualified employees, only a few companies are apparently trying to keep hold of talented interns.

Organic panels are fiber-reinforced thermoplastic sheets which are only about 70% of the weight of aluminum, making them ideal for vehicle construction in the future. But since production of them is difficult, the University of Siegen is carrying out research into a new process.