1st place at Volkswagen Logistics Innovation Day
Associate Professor Javen Shi and his team (which includes PhD student Mahdi Kazemi Moghaddam) have been awarded the Golden Prize (1st place) at the Logistics Innovation Day in Shanghai for their work in demonstrating how artificial intelligence can improve vehicle manufacturing.
Logistics Innovation Day, organised by SAIC Volkswagen, is a global event where suppliers showcase their latest technologies in automobile manufacturing (such as computer vision, automated guided vehicles, robotic arms, sensors and digital platforms.)
Javen and Mahdi received their first place for the development of MIDDOL's digital factory, a dashboard that can monitor the processes taking place on the factory floor. This includes product delivery to all vendors (showing delivery rate, on time, drivers locations), stock, production, product quality, staff performance and safety.
Matthias Braun, Volkswagen's Head of Digitalization and Concept Development, has since invited Javen to visit their European factories and has expressed an interest in a possible future collaboration.