Artificial selection

Case Western Reserve will lead a project around artificial intelligence in the manufacturing sector

A team led by researchers from Case Western Reserve University will create a “roadmap” designed to help manufacturers better use artificial intelligence and sensing.

National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States Department of Commerce recently awarded more than $2 million to seven organizations to create manufacturing technology roadmaps, according to a press release. The Case Western Reserve team will lead the work around AI and machine learning.

“The goal is to improve the ability to use AI/ML to improve the complete product life cycle – product design, material selection, process design, quality assurance, lifespan”, Nick Barendt, executive director of the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems, said in the release. “This technology roadmap – synthesized from literature reviews, interviews with researchers and industry experts, and workshops – will improve the country’s ability to design and manufacture the best performing products and the most reliable, durable and high quality.”

Barendt is also the NIST Project Manager for CWRU. The release notes that other researchers from the Case School of Engineering will participate in the project, but the team will also draw on experts from across the country.

Other projects awarded in NIST’s recent funding round are based in Columbus, as well as Texas, Pennsylvania, California, New Hampshire and North Carolina.