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Industry 4.0

Manufacturing production using intelligent techniques, big data, and internet of things approaches to increase performance costs reduction.

 

Industry 4.0 is a current trend in manufacturing production to use artificial intelligence, machine learning techniques (cognitive computation) and data science methods to exploit huge quantities of historical data (big data) gathered in the manufacturing industry, through many sensors and signals (internet of things), which unveils interesting knowledge patterns that can be reused to provide intelligent decision support and optimization of several manufacturing tasks, like intelligent set-up of manufacturing machines for different products, intelligent maintenance strategies to avoid machine breaks, intelligent prevention systems to detect early defects and production failures or customizable recommender systems for production planning.

 

Contact

Name: Miquel Sànchez Marrè

Email: miquel@cs.upc.edu

 

 

Projects and Patents

 

Analysis of “shared value” iniciatives for SME: Multi-criteria decision aid approaches under uncertainty

Analysis of “shared value” iniciatives for SME: Multi-criteria decision aid approaches under uncertainty

Sanchez, M.

How social entrepreneurship applies to the traditional manufacturing SMEs? Decision-making considers economic evaluation and other factors such as community development, social inclusion and environmental impact.

ESADE URL

 

 

2017

 

Method for upscaling an image and apparatus for upscaling an image

Method for upscaling an image and apparatus for upscaling an image

Pérez-Pellitero, E. Salvador, J. Ruiz-Hidalgo, J. Rosenhahn, B.

This patent learns patch upscaling projection matrices from a training set of images.Input images are divided into overlapping patches, which are normalized and transformed to a defined orientation.

Technicolor Leibniz Universität Hannover

 

 

Automatització de la construcció de sistemes intel·ligents de supervisió i control d'estacions depuradores d'aigües residuals (EDARs) mitjançant ús de fluxes de treball i entorns de programació visual

Automatització de la construcció de sistemes intel·ligents de supervisió i control d'estacions depuradores d'aigües residuals (EDARs) mitjançant ús de fluxes de treball i entorns de programació visual

Sànchez-Marrè, M.

This project proposes the use of visual workflows, to enable the automation of the design task and the implementation of Intelligent Process Control Systems (IPCSs).

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) CCB Serveis Mediambientals, SAU (CCB)

 

 

Computer implemented method for dissimilarity computation between two yarns to be used for setting of a textile machine in a textile process, and computer program product

Computer implemented method for dissimilarity computation between two yarns to be used for setting of a textile machine in a textile process, and computer program product

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Sevilla-Villanueva, Beatriz Fischer, T. V.

The proposed computer implemented method provides the comparison and evaluation of the degree of the similarity between two yarns, to be used for the setting of a textile machine, in a textile process for manufacturing a textile product

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf

 

 

Spoken to sign language translation using neural networks

Spoken to sign language translation using neural networks

Giro, X.

Speech2Signs aims to remove the difficulties and barriers which deaf people encounter when watching online video, by automatically generating a puppet interpreter that will translate the speech signal into American Sign Language.

Carnegie Mellon University Facebook

 

 

Deep learning for 3D Reconstruction and simulation of aesthetic procedures

Deep learning for 3D Reconstruction and simulation of aesthetic procedures

Giro, X.

The aim of this project is to increase the accuracy and realism of 3D reconstruction and 3D aesthetic procedure simulations using novel deep learning techniques.

Crisalix

 

 

Large scale video tagging with knowledge bases

Large scale video tagging with knowledge bases

Giro, X.

This project explores the understanding of video content through the use of automatic tagging models based on Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques, improved by the use of knowledge bases.

Vilynx

 

 

2015

 

Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources (SHAREBOX)

Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources (SHAREBOX)

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Gibert, Karina

SHAREBOX project deploys an ICT platform to provide production managers with the robust and reliable information needed in real-time to effectively and confidently share resources with other companies in a symbiotic eco-system.

INNOVACIO I RECERCA INDUSTRIAL I SOSTENIBLE SL (IRIS) INTERNATIONAL SYNERGIES LTD UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS (AICE) UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA (UPC) DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V. CHEMIE CLUSTER BAYERN GMBH KEROS CERAMICA S.L. KERAFRIT,S.A. Iberica de Suspensiones S.L. GUZMAN GLOBAL S.L - THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND PROCESS INDUSTRY CLUSTER LBG (NEPIC) - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE (USTRATH) ESKISEHIR SANAYI ODASI

 

 

An extension of the optimization water energy model by means of qualitative multi-criteria decision-making tool

An extension of the optimization water energy model by means of qualitative multi-criteria decision-making tool

Agell, N. Afsordegan, A. Linares, P. Sanchez, M.

The main objective of this study is to introduce a multi-criteria layer in the optimization model of energy-water for a specific geographical area. Secondly, we plan to apply the results obtained in a real case problem in tourism.

ESADE-URL Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

 

 

2010

 

Textile Work Intelligence by closed-loop control of product and process quality in the Textile Industry (TEXWIN)

Textile Work Intelligence by closed-loop control of product and process quality in the Textile Industry (TEXWIN)

Tornero, J. Sànchez-Marrè, M. Cano, F. Fresno, J. Domenech, M.C. Domenech, Z.

TexWIN aimed at increasing Textile productivity and reduce down-times of machines due to a reduction of stop/set-up/waiting times, to increased flexibility and reliability of processes, reduced sampling effort using AI techniques.

Deutsche Institute fuer Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) Fratelli Piacenza S.p.A ITEMA (Switzerland) Ltd. Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG Domina S.R.L. Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, L'Energia e Losviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA) Botto Giuseppe S.p.A Wetenschappelijk en technologisch onderzoekscentrum voor de Belgische textielnijverheid (CentexBel) Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Milliken Europe BVBA VisionBMS MARCHI & FILDI SPA – Industrie Italiane Filati Dyckhoff GmbH

 

 

2008

 

MODSIMTEX. (Coord). Development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structure

MODSIMTEX. (Coord). Development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structure

Tornero, J. Sànchez-Marrè, M. Domenech, M.C. Cano, F. Valencia, E. Fresno, J.

MODSIMTex aimed at the development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structures, and the use of AI techniques. Funded by EU. Nov 2008-May 2012

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Politechnika Lodzka Technical University of Liberec Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf SPOLSIN, spol. s.r.o. T.F.A. alfa, s.r.o Heimbach GmbH & CO KG Gebr. Röders AG Santoni Spa. Informatica Textil S.L. Belgian Monitoring Systems, Bvba

 

 

1997

 

Aplicació de sistemes basats en el coneixement a la gestió de processos biològics de tractament d'aigües residuals. Eliminació simultànea de carboni nitrogen (AMB97-0889-C03-03) FOSFOR

Aplicació de sistemes basats en el coneixement a la gestió de processos biològics de tractament d'aigües residuals. Eliminació simultànea de carboni nitrogen (AMB97-0889-C03-03) FOSFOR

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Belanche, Ll.

This project aimed at the application of knowledge-based systems to the management of biological processes for the treatment of sewage water. Simultaneous removal of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. (AMB97-889-C03-03). Aug 1997- Aug 2000.

KEMLG-UPC LEQUIA-UdG