The highest expectation of a person is to feel safe. Each of us wants to return from school, university or work to a cosy home where a smiling family is waiting. But unfortunately, sometimes, various unforeseen circumstances do not allow us to feel this sense of security and peace. It is unpleasant to admit, but sometimes it is due to unexpected accidents at work. Even more unpleasant is that the food sector is the second industry with the highest number of such incidents. It is, therefore, necessary to take action and change this situation.
SAIFE (Safety test-beds through AI for food production environment) objective of the test-bed is to increase safety in intralogistics transports in the food industry using optical systems (RTLs).
Thanks to the neural networks that will integrate the algorithm, it will be possible to measure the data from the sensors and locate people and objects.
The artificial vision sensors will allow, in real-time, to detect and locate both the workers and the transport vehicles. Moreover, even if there is no direct vision of the conflict zone, SAIFE will warn of the danger of collision through acoustic or optical signals.
SAIFE will address a sensitive issue in the sector. It will significantly reduce the number of accidents and maintain high hygiene standards without compromising quality, efficiency, and safe production. In addition, increased safety will improve the profitability of production processes, as reducing accidents will reduce losses and waste. Finally, with the application of artificial intelligence in the food sector, a circular economy will be promoted to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of production chains.
The technology will be developed and tested in the biggest and most modern grain flakes and granola producer in Lithuania, “Grainmore”, where the sensors will be installed and tested.
Grainmore is a company specialising in processing various grains and the manufacturing of probiotics. It applies the most advanced technological methods to create and offer natural, safe and premium products for its customers. In addition, the company pays great attention to the environment.
TU Braunschweig – the oldest technical university in Germany and a member of the TU9. Long-term interdisciplinary and cross-faculty research alliances characterise its research profile.
Artificial Intelligence Talentum – the Iotic Solutions Innovation and Development laboratory, where the most innovative projects are created. They are experts of systems with automatic learning capabilities that facilitate and automate the decision-making process in different application areas.
ART21 (Lithuania test-bed coordinator) – a boutique innovation house delivering AgriFood Tech solutions that shape the future of agriculture and food.
The University of Twente – one of the four main technology universities in the Netherlands. This university has a long history of collaboration with both public and private organisations.
Open Hybrid LabFactory – a result of a novel collaboration model that enables joint research and development of new and innovative production technologies. Their primary research focuses on the simultaneous development of materials and production technology.