AI-AID stands for AI-based help (“aid”). The system aims to reduce training time for employees in complex assembly and production processes by up to 40% using a process-oriented knowledge platform and an integrated AI-based wizard. The first application and development partner for the system was AIRBUS Hamburg. Selected areas of assembly and production are equipped with sensors. The KI-based assistant ADWISAR, developed by DFKI, checks individual production steps and offers active support in critical, non-compliance-oriented situations. The NEOCOSMO platform PIIPE provides the knowledge of certain processes and offers the possibility to test knowledge before and after.
AI-AID was developed in an EIT Innovation Activity called “Just-in-Time AI-Based Problem-Solving and Training Support for the Digital Factory Floor“. The idea is to close the growing knowledge gap between high-skilled and blue-collar workers caused by the Internet of Things. The project assumes that AI-based assistance systems can bridge lack of knowledge on today’s highly complex factory floors by individualized, context-sensitive support of employees. The goal is to provide problem-solving support through step-by-step instructions, tailored to the action and long-term development of employees, by providing relevant information. PIIPE has been supplemented with step-by-step instructions and AI components. Application partner is AIRBUS Hamburg. The development and innovation partners are DFKI and Digital Catapult.
This activity was funded in 2019 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This committee of the European Union is supported by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program of the European Union.