ME Team Wins 2nd Place in Siemens FutureMakers Challenge

FutureMakers flow chart - Siemens FutureMakers Challenge


Woodruff School graduate students Changxuan Zhao, Kedar Josh, and Vinh Nguyen (all advised by Dr. Shreyes Melkote) won second place in the Seimens FutureMakers Challenge Hackathon with their project "Factory Automated Building (FAB).

The Hackathon challenges student teams to create a proof-of-concept software application that leverages the power of Machine Learning. Teams present their ideas to industry professionals emphasizing the feasibility, novelty, and value to Siemens.

The ME graduate teams worked to automate the process of creating Factory Simulation software by leveraging the power of Machine Learning to develop an application that would automatically create a Factory Simulation environment when presented with a part. Their application is expected to increase efficiency and quality in the manufacturing selection process.

"Our focus is Digital Manufacturing and Factory Automation. Our work involves developing digital twins of physical systems in addition to automating processes to create a high quality, safe, and efficient production environment," said Vinh Nguyen.