Odense Robotics in EU initiative to help industry implement artificial intelligence
Odense Robotics is part of a new European initiative that will deliver test facilities to robotics and technology companies developing solutions for the manufacturing industry using artificial intelligence. Danish Technological Insitute is heading the Danish effort, which aims to make Europe’s manufacturing industry more robust, sustainable and digital by tapping into the benefits of artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence has significant potential to create value in the manufacturing industry, for example by optimising production through robotics and data, or by reducing energy consumption. By using artificial intelligence, companies can create better products, solutions and services for the customers.
That’s why Odense Robotics is part of a new European effort called AI-MATTERS (AI in Manufacturing Testing and Experimentation Facilities for European SMEs) that will establish test and experimentation facilities from 2023-2027. The aim is to increase the robustness and flexibility of the European manufacturing sector by implementing the latest developments within artificial intelligence and robotics technology. The initiative has locations in eight European countries, including Denmark, and is one of the EU’s four big initiatives within AI.
50 million DKK investment in Danish test facilities
Danish Technological Institute in Odense is leading the initiative in Denmark and will collaborate with Odense Robotics, Alexandra Institute and Force Technology. AI-MATTERS is an initiative from the European Commission with a budget of 450 million kroner, which will be invested over the next five years. Around 50 million kroner will be invested in Danish facilities.
“Denmark is home to many innovative robotics companies who are developing innovative solutions that enable artificial intelligence to be applied in manufacturing. Odense Robotics welcomes the AI-MATTERS initiative and looks forward to working closely with Danish Technological Institute, the Alexandra Institute and Force Technology as well as partners across Europe to realise this huge potential for the benefit of both Denmark’s robotics and manufacturing industry,” says Søren Elmer Kristensen, Project Director, Odense Robotics.
New intelligent robotic solutions
The Danish partner effort will help tech developers and suppliers test the latest technologies within artificial intelligence and robotics technology with a view to developing them for use within manufacturing.
“There is a need for new and innovative robotic solutions using artificial intelligence and we’re looking forward to developing and testing these in collaboration with robotic and tech companies. With Danish Technological Institute’s new equipment, robotics and tech companies, will have the opportunity to come to Odense and test new technologies using artificial intelligence for production. It’s our aim to support green transition and strengthen competitiveness in the manufacturing industry in Denmark and Europe,” says Kurt Nielsen, Director of Technology, Danish Technological Institute.
Together with the European robotics industry and manufacturing industry, the new initiative aims to mature new intelligent robotic solutions and thereby help tech companies that are close to market with solutions. Ultimately, it’s about ensuring that the European manufacturing industry becomes a global leader within the use of artificial intelligence and robots.
Behind the initiative are 25 big research, technology and innovation organisations from eight European countries.