On March 30, 2017, the first annual general meeting of the GRK took place in 2017. The General Assembly was used to report in detail about past and future planned activities of the GRK. In particular, the conference presented the “1st International Colloquium on Adaption Intelligence”, which will be held at Fraunhofer IML on 18th and 19th of May, 2017.
On 16 March 2017, Prof. Rehof and Prof. Hirsch-Kreinsen visited TRUMPF GmbH at their headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany, with some PhD students of the Research Training Group , within the framework of a GRK research exchange. The main focus of the exchange was on the research activities of the GRK and its activities in the virtualization of factories.
In January, the colleagues went to the company Grohe AG, which is known world-wide for the manufacture of valves. After a short get-together at the Design Center, the colleagues were given an overview of the company’s history and the current company structure. Then a guided tour took place.