Georg von Wichert and Pajazit Avdovic

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Georg von Wichert: Heads the Autonomous Systems & Control research at Siemens.
Pajazit Avdovic: Innovation Manager for Additive Manufacturing and Senior Key Expert.

Presentation

Robotics and automation when industrializing Additive Manfuacturing

Synopsis

Collaborative robots are already used in many industries today, and the current trends indicate further growth. Robots are becoming more flexible, cooperative, and ultimately autonomous. They will be easy-to-use and powerful tools for automation, across the different sectors.
Siemens is actively doing research on the future of automation with autonomous systems.
We will present a dual-armed autonomous assembly cell and discuss our approach of a fully digital automation chain.
At the same time, Siemens begins the journey with the integration of collaborative robots in area Additive Manufacturing.
In collaboration with robot researchers from universities, Siemens is creating the opportunity to develop a robot-based solution for cleaning of the printer and other difficult operations.

Biography

Georg von Wichert

Georg von Wichert heads the Autonomous Systems & Control research at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich Germany. The groups research focuses on advanced algorithms for cognitive systems including artificial intelligence to control robots and other technical systems and processes.
Applications areas are advanced automation, robotics, autonomous systems, and vehicles, sensor data and information fusion, and human-machine interaction.
Siemens Corporate Technology is the central research and development unit of Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich), a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for 170 years.
The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization.
Georg holds a PhD in Robotics and Control Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Siemens Corporate Technology in 1998.
As a researcher, he developed intelligent systems for numerous application scenarios across the vast portfolio of Siemens, ranging from autonomous vehicles (intralogistics, trains, and automobiles) to autonomous robots for personal and professional use.
In addition to his position at Siemens Corporate Technology, Georg is a lecturer at Technische Universität München, Germany. Furthermore, he is a Rudolf Diesel Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of Technische Universität München, and a member of the research council advising the National German Platform Industrie 4.0.

Pajazit Avdovic

Is Innovation Manager for Additive Manufacturing and Senior Key Expert – Manufacturing at Centrum of competence for Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.
He is a mechanical engineer, graduated at University from Serbia and in 2011 took his scientific degree Doctor of Philosophy of Engineering the Lund University-Sweden.
He gained his 32 year professional experiences in international organizations such as Zastava in Serbia and currently Siemens.
In 2017 Pajazit was Project Manager for the project “PERUN- Nuclear Power Plant replacement part” which was “HIGHLY COMMENDED” for the Industrial Product Design TCT Award 2017.
Pajazit is responsible for cooperation with the majority of Swedish companies, Universities, Research Institutes in the metal processing, Additive Manufacturing and Robotic & Automatization of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens.
Pajazit is part of the board of ARENA, Swedish forum for Additive Manufacturing.

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