Adaptive Informatics for Intelligent Manufacturing (AI2M)

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Wolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng

Abstract

The AI2M research cluster will bring together leading researchers and practitioners in high value manufacturing, information science, ICT, mathematical sciences and manufacturing services to address the needs for future globally competitive ICT-supported manufacturing practices and infrastructures. The cluster also leverages two distinct supply chains, automotive and aerospace and defence with associated ICT and manufacturing service providers.
UK manufacturing has to migrate towards supplying innovative, high quality, variable volume solutions to a global market. Low wage competition and reduced profit margins increase the difficulty of recovering the costs of early lifecycle phases (specification, design, analysis and setup) especially for lower volume products. "Right first time" production is a necessity to survive. In the automotive domain the relatively high volume market is crippled by increased complexity, quality and customer demands for variety. The high added-value, low volume defence and aerospace domains are also under pressure from: the spectrum of product and process complexity; the harsh manufacturing and operational environments and severe safety and legislative requirements. The future of UK manufacturing depends on supply chains being able to: remove defects generated throughout manufacturing; formalise and share product and process knowledge; optimise strategy based on resource utilisation, traceability and lifecycle performance monitoring and understand the implications of design features on manufacturing and operational performance as well as the impact of new materials, components and legislation (e.g. End of Life Vehicle) and the impact of the adoption of new technologies and business models. To pay dividends both in supply chain efficiencies, compliance and new business models, companies must capture and analyse a larger range of data, faster, at lower cost and manage it better than ever before.

The challenge of this project is therefore to develop an on-demand intelligent product lifecycle service system for increased yield for products and processes that can bridge the information gaps associated with inefficient supply chain integration and a lack of knowledge on product usage throughout lifecycles. Current commercial solutions are limited to "on-site" silos of information that are restricting UK manufacturing in terms of its ability to: optimise efficiency in materials, resource, energy utilisation; speed up innovation; improve the generation and exploitation of manufacturing intelligence; support supply chain collaboration throughout the product and process lifecycles, and enable new business models and technologies to be readily adopted (e.g. product service systems (PSS) supporting either product operation, usage or results oriented business models).

The key research challenges to be addressed by this cluster include: Service Foundations (dynamically reconfigurable architectures, data and process integration and sematic enhanced service discovery); Service Composition (composability analyses, dynamic and adaptive processes, quality of service compositions, business driven compositions); Service Management and Monitoring (self: -configuring, -adapting, -healing, -optimising and -protecting and Service Design and Development engineering of business services, versioning and adaptivity, governance across supply chains).

Planned Impact

The proposed research will form a new platform of activity in distributed intelligence, integrated within enterprise level operations and also spanning a broad supply chain in key strategic manufacturing environments for the UK. The service-oriented technology offers significant added-value opportunities from the individual optimised processes and further across the whole supply chain, providing a common platform for product quality assurance and optimisation at all the key points in the life cycle. The research will deliver a broad generic capability applicable to industries where product traceability is paramount, such as aerospace, military and healthcare domains, all of which are key to long term UK manufacturing capabilities. The proposed research activity will position the community with new, internationally leading capabilities to offer to UK manufacturing plc.

Specific impacts relevant to each of the collaborating partners include: MTC- reputation and future technology development projects with the consortium members & associated companies; Ford and automotive supply chain (KET) - cost and knowledge leadership in product lifecycle observability in Europe with a manufacturing exemplar in the UK; AEC & Invotec- reduction in product costs, improved sustainability, extended product lives. SAP - new technology and platforms that will revolutionise the Enterprise Resource Planning application that will enable whole-lifecycle monitoring. Commercialisation may be via UK manufacturing third parties, new UK business investment or SME supply chain development and partnerships.
 
Description Significant advances have been made in improving the RFID tags performance in harsh environments and the packaging and integration of sensors to enable additional information product performance (e.g. handling, environmental conditions, loading). These next generation of RFID tags have showed significant improvement in performance over and above the best commercially available tags.

Collaboration with Invotec and PEL resulted in a successful monitoring circuit capable of being embedded within PCB's.
The project achieved targeted TRL 5-6 at Q8 with linked business case and costing evaluation and three industrial onsite demonstrations. The extension of the original scope towards novel observability and traceability solutions supporting PAS 141 in the recycling domain for S2S has been readily accommodated by the generic system architecture implemented for INTELLICO.
The project achievements can be summarised as follows:
Exploitation Route In terms of technology implementation we are developing a set of methodologies and processes associated with producing a robust, embedded and highly-functional EI system integrated within high-value printed circuit boards and other products.
Considerable intellectual property is being generated during the AIIM project associated with this hardware, software and operating protocols. It is anticipated, that a number of patents will be established by the inventing partners to protect this valuable IP. A exploitation plan will be generated towards the end of the project to take forward the key findings.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Transport

 
Description The adoption of EI systems developed within the AIIM project are having a major positive impact in terms of energy use, waste and sustainability. The end-of-life partners, the S2S group, will benefit from reduced scrap, allowing them to use their resources more efficiently. S2S will be able to recover high value electronic components and PCBs allowing them to be returned to the manufacturing sector - again reducing overall resource consumption. Through-life energy monitoring, a fundamental component of the EI system capability,will allow AIIM end-users (Ford, MTC, S2S, GE) to monitor and manage their energy consumption better. Careful management of operating conditions and servicing schedules will allow circuit board life to be extended in some applications - again, this will reduce primary consumption and waste.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Transport,Other
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Embedding PAS141 within electronics remanufacturing processes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Enabled the company to support PAS141 via adaptive software traceability systems.
URL http://portal.trakk-it.com
 
Description Consultancy project about RFID tags
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description End of Life Product Monitoring
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation S2S Limited 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description Ford Motor Company Global Innovation Award
Amount $150,000 (USD)
Organisation Ford Motor Company 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2020
 
Description Loughborough University Enterprise Project
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 01/2017
 
Description Optimisation of Manufacturing Processes by Gamification
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation HSSMI 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description Platform Grant
Amount £1,600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2022
 
Title Adaptive simulation framework for embedded intelligent remanufacturing. 
Description A novel framework to enable discrete event simulation to be integrated with virtual manufacturing models and real time embedded sensors. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Current deployment envisaged within aerospace, automotive, end of life electronics domains. 
 
Title Data analytics software for complex product monitoring via embedded sensor data 
Description Reusable toolkit for multimodal sensor analysis. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Open source reusable library used to analyse resources at Ford research centre. 
 
Title Symbolic regression software tool. 
Description Genetic programming model generation for industrial data. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Multi-objective, multi-constraints optimisation applied to resource monitoring. 
 
Title Biomechanic and mechanical analysis in cycling domain. 
Description Resampling of multi-modal sensor data and integrated knowledge extraction. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Reusable open source library. 
 
Title Energy consumption model for end-milling operations on a (Hurco VM1) CNC machine 
Description A regression model which was developed using the response surface methodology. The model originated from several sets of end-mill experiments with an 8mm cutting tool run on a Hurco VM1 CNC machine. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A better understanding of the consumption behaviour of the CNC machine was achieved. The effect of the cutting parameters to the consumption was also studied, before the model could be developed. 
 
Title RTI Portal Data Model 
Description A collection of data models and algorithms to provide web services for traceability of Returnable Transit Items (RTI) using RFID portals. The data models and algorithms provide the following functionality; *analyse raw RFID data captured by an RFID portal system to identify false positive and false negative readings *determine last location of RTI *determine number of cycles *determine last time since wash 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Part of a system to allow remote traceability for RTI's 
 
Title Trakk-it data analysis 
Description Data analysis techniques (using MySQL and PhP) to derive information and knowledge from RFID traceability system database for a WEEE refurbishment business, developed within the research group. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Enables greater data insights regarding the businesses behaviour and trends from the traceability database which are useful to the business owners and the research team for guiding future research effort. 
 
Title WEEE discrete event simulation model 
Description A discrete event simulation model for a WEEE refurbishment facility. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The simulation model is to be used as part of a data analysis service to enable real time simulation of a process to assist decision making 
 
Description Carbon ink RFID tags for tracking of meat products through supply chain 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Simulated and tested Carbon ink RFID tags in the presence of meat. Results of testing was used for suggestions on improvements for the RFID tags.
Collaborator Contribution Manufactured the Carbon ink RFID tags.
Impact Carbon ink RFID tags have been read when attached to the packaging of meat products. Suggestions for improvements of the RFID tags have been made.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Strategic Board Member for Digital Engineering and Test Centre 
Organisation Digital Engineering and Test Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Advice on strategic direction for multi-partner research in digital engineering.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking of research projects in digital engineering.
Impact PhD students and APC grant submissions.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Transfer of data with product 
Organisation Ford Motor Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The innovative element of this result is that the data; process history, batch numbers, materials dates etc. is retained and added to through the value chain and is readily available at each step.
Collaborator Contribution access to facilities, data and warehouse.
Impact tracking system in Ford for engine components
Start Year 2012
 
Title A reconfigurable web-of-things enabled energy monitoring dashboard 
Description Reconfigurable web dashboard to visualise real-time collected power and energy data, built on top of a variety of frameworks (AngularJS, Node-RED, MediaWiki). The web-app uses web bluetooth to identify nearby active machines that incorporate a compatible energy monitor. It also includes a user-editable wiki which contains information related to the machines used and can connect to the smarTI kit to collect more sensor data. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact To be determined after the web-app has been tested with end-users and configured according to their needs. 
 
Title Adaptive remanufacturing discrete event simulation software 
Description Adaptive middleware to link to commercial discrete event simulation with open source virtual manufacturing products. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact To be determined via deployment within automotive, aerospace and electronics end of life manufacturing domains. 
 
Title Countermovement jump parameter extraction 
Description Matlab code that extracts key parameters from countermovement jumps performed by athletes. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Speed and accuracy of parameter extraction allowing analysis of results to be done post collection. The software was then used to update software to provide more accurate real-time feedback. 
 
Title Data analytics toolkit for cycling ergometer data 
Description The software allows data processing, analysis and presentation of cycling ergometer data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Processing of ergometer data is now automated process. Several presentation options are available to the user. Reusable functionality has been identified and a larger sport sensor data analysis toolkit is being developed. 
 
Title Decision Support Ontology for Remanufacturing 
Description An RDF/OWL ontology defining service inputs, outputs, requirements and relationships of each component of a remanufacturing environment, including the reasoning of value versus cost of remanufacture. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact An RDF representation of linked data can be stored on the web, validated, rapidly reasoned and accessed remotely through the use of the SPARQL query and update languages. 
 
Title Digital CNC machine with GUI 
Description A digital CNC machine software was developed. The application consists of a GUI for ease of use by the end-user. It allows opening and parsing of a G-Code file (.nc) and sequential execution of the numerical control instructions. The cutting operations are visualised and the real-time energy consumption is displayed on a plot. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact A good understanding of the features and the limitations of the attempt to model the energy consumption behaviour of a CNC machine was achieved. Further work needed to identify and model more cutting operations or different tool and machine combinations. 
 
Title EIIS Track 
Description EIIS Track is a secure web portal for the unified presentation of traceability data recorded from RFID portals It is made up of: Angular JS User Interface Backend web services for data collation, filtering and saving to databases Database software for persistent data storage. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The EIIS Track portal is key for the dissemination of data collected by RFID portals located on the shopfloor. It's filtering services have the ability to determine the state of the shopfloor based upon current and previous portal data entry. 
 
Title Electronics Recycling - Web Application 
Description Cyber-Physical System controlling the processing activities of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment for resale. This software is a web application built using the AngularJS framework, linking to custom and 3rd party web services to meet the functional requirements of the stakeholder. The application provides interfaces to guide operators through the processing stages as well as reports and data analysis for managerial users. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Research into implementations of CPS at End of Life Electronics Research into the methodology and architecture for CPS Research into how Industrie 4.0 can be extended to the end of life (not just for manufacturing) Novel, adaptable, route decision service 
 
Title Energy Monitoring Communication Module 
Description Accepts energy monitoring data sent over an SPI bus for TCP/IP transmission over the internet to dedicated remote servers offering analytical web services and web interfaces. Accepts parameters from local gateways for remote reconfiguration, over SPI, of energy monitoring devices. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Enables data which could ordinarily only be locally and instantaneously monitored on an LCD display to be transmitted over the Internet for real-time processing by analytical services and real-time monitoring via web interfaces. Supports remote reconfiguration of device firmware parameters, which otherwise could only be modified by firmware update, entailing physical access to the energy monitor. 
 
Title Energy Monitoring Communications Gateway, Server Side Application and Reconfiguration Interface 
Description Software to route energy monitor output via a dedicated server to a MySQL database and to offer a remote reconfiguration interface to LAN users allowing over-the-air reconfiguration of energy monitoring parameters. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Information that would only be available on an instantaneous basis is securely and reliably forwarded, stored and accessed. Parameters, such as communications rate, current and voltage gain and current wiring configuration, that could only be changed by modification of energy monitor firmware and re-installation of these devices can now be performed remotely while machines are running. 
 
Title Energy Monitoring Web Interface 
Description Web interface to visualise process energy monitoring data for individual machines at multiple sites, developed on the basis of end-user requirements. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The web interface provides correctly scaled visualisation of the data in real-time, offering the ability to monitor energy consumption as the machine is running. 
 
Title Energy Prediction and Usage Optimisation Toolset 
Description A web-based Internet of Things Cyber-Physical Toolset consisting of a prediction model, tuned with measured process energy consumption to predict future machine level and plant level energy use, and an optimisation model. The latter uses a custom model and web service to propose process scheduling methods to bound total plant consumption within thresholds set according to pre-agreed billing limits and maximum use limits. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Supports optimal process scheduling to reduce total plant consumption and energy, reduce waste and avoid excess usage charges. Enables reduction in the amount of data which must be captured, stored and forwarded in order to monitor the energy consumption of a high power machine. 
 
Title Hidden Markov model based detection of manufacturing process signatures. 
Description Tool to detect robustly cyclical behaviour within manufacturing processes. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact To be determined. 
 
Title Indoor Asset Tracking Ontology 
Description A reasoned RDF/OWL ontology defining service inputs, outputs, requirements and relationships of each component of the architecture and the middleware for annotated abstraction of cross-layer parameters. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact An RDF representation of linked data can be stored on the web, validated, rapidly reasoned and accessed remotely through the use of the SPARQL query and update languages. 
 
Title Indoor Asset Tracking Supertag 
Description Software and algorithm to perform accurate indoor ranging, with measurements taken at the physical layer and corrected according to covariance, followed by trilateration of ranging data from three or more anchor devices to provide a localisation estimate for the unknown node. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Reduced infrastructure impact and cost of equipment through the use of sensor nodes to range and trilaterate location, in comparison to approaches using RFID tags (distributed tags and readers robustly supported and maintained throughout the environment); WiFi and Ultra Wide Band (requires complex and costly infrastructure of cables and nodes). 
 
Title PLC RFID API 
Description The PLC RFID API is a function block for Siemens S7 range of PLCs that provides connectivity and a control API for an Alien Technology RFID reader. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact By developing a PLC based API, RFID readers can be integrated with existing machines and manufacturing systems that utilise Siemens PLCs for control. Thus, reducing the impact for IT infrastructure and cost of implementing RFID technology within manufacturing. 
 
Title Personalised Logo RFID Tag :On/Off Metal Mountable 
Description Design of an efficient EIIS logo RFID tag with a novel substrate and printing ink. The tag performs efficiently on various automotive assets such as engine part separators (off-metal) and stillages (on-metal) used in engine assembly plants, and through the supply chain. The proposed tag can be read efficiently up to a distance of 8m from the reader antenna. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact A novel personalised logo RFID tag on/off metal mountable which can perform efficiently in radio-interfering harsh manufacturing environment. 
 
Title RFID RangeFinder 
Description RangeFinder is a software test suite designed to connect and control RFID readers for the purpose of range testing and/or RFID performance measurement. It currently connects to RFID readers provided by Alien technology, Feig, Thingmagic and Intelliflex. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Without this software the capturing of RFID performance data from RFID readers was slow and cumbersome. RangeFinder has allowed experiments to be carried out at a much faster pace and with a unified interface. 
 
Title Real-time Countermovement jump parameter extraction 
Description Calculates parameters determined from force profiles of athlete's countermovement jumps in real time. Written in C#.net the software is used to monitor elite athlete performance in a gym based setting. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Gives coaches and athletes a more robust tool for monitoring their performance in real time, as well as having the functionality to look back on previous efforts. 
 
Title Real-time squat analysis 
Description Calculates parameters from single or multiple squats performed on a forceplate. Providing real-time feedback on performance. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Ability to monitor and store results from elite athletes using the system to monitor their performance and provide coaches with information to assist them make training program decisions. 
 
Title Resource routing within manufacturing supply chain. 
Description Multi-objective, multiple constraint optimisation applied to resource routing within manufacturing supply chain. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact To be determined. 
 
Title Toolkit for design of experiments (DOE) and automatic process modelling and optimisation for a CNC machine. 
Description This toolkit can be used to design a set of experiments to run on a CNC machine. The energy consumption data can then be collected and fed back to the software, in order to automatically generate and optimise a second-order polynomial model of the characterised process. The toolkit makes use of Hidden Markov Models and Response Surface Methodology principles and was developed in Matlab. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact To be determined. 
 
Title Web application promotion 
Description Team member promotion/outreach website for research portfolio and team skills/links. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Collaborative potential with international partners, interest from Ford representative and Colombian institutes by increasing the team's ability to share overview of our research and capabilities. 
URL http://eiis.co.uk/
 
Title smaRTI 
Description smaRTI is a novel approach for applying RFID technology to the manufacturing domain by developing an intelligent container. An intelligent container has the ability to be self aware and aware of items/products that it is responsible for. smaRTI is a hardware and software mix that consists of an embedded RFID reader module, environmental sensors( accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, temperature and humidity), Wi-Fi communication and processor. 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact smaRTI provides a platform for research into developing supporting services and applications for intelligent containers. 
 
Title smaRTI Software Services 
Description A set of software services that wrap the smaRTI device to provide realtime data capture, visualisation and analytics. This includes the supporting software architecture, such as MQTT, Websockets and Node-Red. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact - Supports the development of Cyber-Physical Returnable Transit Items, for improved logistical process monitoring and control. 
 
Company Name Trakk-It 
Description End of life manufacturing traceability systems supplier. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact End of life manufacturing traceability systems.
 
Description About Us - The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The video promotes the Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) activities. Three PhD students and a centre co-director share their experiences as part of both the CDT and Loughborough University, as well as the public impact of their research. The aim is to attract candidates to apply and promote the benefits of the interdisciplinary research which takes place in a CDT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zuDgAqUG28
 
Description Chartered institute of ergonomics & human factors: Human Factors in Manufacturing workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the event marked the launch of a new CIEHF Manufacturing Sector Group to bring together human factors practitioners with other interested parties such as industrial engineers, designers and managers, attended as a delegate and new member of CIEHF to create new links and understanding of the issues in manufacturing and human factors for the future development of industry in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Criminal Justice Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advising police on optimised strategies for localised response.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Digital Manufacturing Standards - The Way Forward? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop organised by British Standards Institute (BSI) to discuss areas for future standards on Digital Manufacturing, held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Digital for industry strategic advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Defining the strategy for next generation digital research in industry for UK government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Enhanced condition monitoring of the machining process using wavelet packet transform - Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) 2018, Trondheim, Norway, 17-21 June 2018 and presented a paper titled 'Enhanced condition monitoring of the machining process using wavelet packet transform'. Attendees were a mix of academic and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Eye tracking workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Assisting with the Design School sessions supporting the use of eye tracking for undergraduate students completing their masters projects. 5 groups of 3 students attended the sessions between 2017 and 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During this presentation the research outlines and initial results were presented to the company representatives. The company reported interest in the subjects and expressed intention for future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ford visit to Loughborough University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ford's strategic management visited Loughborough University to discuss collaboration research in autonomous vehicles. Members of the EIIS research group presented work and attended follow on meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GLOBAL MANUFACTURING INNOVATION: MANUFACTURING INNOVATION SHOWCASE (Jaguar Land Rover) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 36 organisations were invited by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to the British Motor Museum to showcase their vision of future manufacturing and demonstrate technology collaboration. This gave the opportunity to showcase our research and network with JLR staff and other organisations in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IOF Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Academics from around the world attending a workshop on a newly formed group titled Industrial Ontologies Foundary (IOF) at NIST in the USA. Research from Loughborough University was presented with regards to the use and need of ontologies within systems being developed for the End Of Life domain. LU will be represented again at the IOF in 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sites.google.com/view/industrialontologies/
 
Description IOF Workshop 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Academics from around the world attending a workshop to meet as part of the group titled Industrial Ontologies Foundary (IOF) in Washington DC in the USA. Research from Loughborough University was presented with regards to the use and need of ontologies within systems being developed for the End Of Life domain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/view/industrialontologies/
 
Description Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) workshop was a two-day event held in Gaithersburg, USA, to present, discuss with and update members of the IOF with current research activities and discuss future work direction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Industry 4.0 in electronics manufacture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Andy West presented a Keynote address entitled "Industry 4.0 in electronics manufacture" to the Institute of Circuit Technology Annual Symposium, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker at 2017 Data Analytics Forum in Bogota - Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Collaboration opportunities between universities were discussed. Collaboration with an emerging data analytics company in Colombia was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker for the Centre for Data Science at Loughborough University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of data science application in the domains involved in my research. Discussion with data science experts followed the presentation. Collaboration with the CDS staff and infrastructure was also discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker to Loughborough University Centre For Doctoral Training (CDT). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The purpose of the talk was to present the current work I am involved in to PhD students. Discussion on the topics was held during the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIST Ontology Foundation Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Developing reference ontologies for next generation manufacturing systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presenation at the RSA: The Great Recovery, Tracking and Tracing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research within the recycling and refurbishment of end of life IT assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.greatrecovery.org.uk/
 
Description Presentation and meeting at Ford Mobility as a Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended meeting to discuss potential collaboration opportunities with Ford Mobility as a Service (MaaS) at the Millennium park site, presentation of completed work assessing navigation aids to support last mile couriers including vulnerable pedestrian and cyclists. The work was presented to a team of Ford MaaS employees as part of a research team meeting and has promoted further work with the business to explore potential improvements to their existing processes and support of their couriers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Nanjing University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Bob Young gave a presentations on his areas of research including ontologies to the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SMR University Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss potential academic collaboration with Rolls Royce in their small modular reactor programme, including networking with other academic collaborators and providing initial response to challenges posed by Rolls Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Site visit with industrial partner (Rotherham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visited with the industrial partner to assess their business processes for IT waste goods to identify areas for improvement and support through novel HMI/HCI approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description [I-VLab] I-ESA 2018 Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss the potential benefits and issues faced by the humans in the digital manufacturing loops, with a specific focus of the workshop on interoperability challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description international Ontology Foundry (IOF) Workshop at DNV GL. Oslo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Feb 4-7, 2019: Contribution to "the international ontology foundry (IOF)" workshop at DNV GL, Oslo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018