The research programmePro2Future consolidates the research results of the centre in two key areas – cognitive products and cognitive production systems. In addition, three basic areas of research explore machine perception and awareness, cognitive robotics and shop floors, and cognitive decision-making systems.
Pro2Future is supported by a strategic international alliance of the world’s best technical universities including over 50 associated partners (ETH Zurich, KTH Stockholm, EPFL Lausanne, MIT Media Lab, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, Politecnico Milano, Chalmers, University of Ottawa, the Technical University of Munich, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Kaiserslautern, KIT Karlsruhe, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrücken, the University of Stuttgart, Nanyang University and Osaka University among others). The research results achieved on this international level are made available as industry innovations directly to the Upper Austrian and Styrian partner companies.
On the part of TU Graz, the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences are all involved in Pro2Future.
The approved COMET K1-Centre will be established at the Linz and Graz locations, it is part of the national Industry 4.0 Platform, constitutes an operative research unit at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) and links in with the Smart Factories Initiative of TU Graz.