Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 75 institutes and research
institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around
29,000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros.
A key function of worker assistance systems is the user-friendly provision of relevant technical
information on the shopfloor. For this purpose, the information must be prepared according to the
individual requirements of the use case (e.g., remote maintenance) and the respective target device
(e.g., tablets). However, the underlying information is usually stored in the form of rigid documents
(e.g., work instruction in Word files). The goal of this thesis is to develop a smart service that resolves
that media gap. The service should be able to recognize patterns in rigid documents, extract information
and transfer it into a suitable format for worker assistance systems.

What you will do

  • Research the state of the art in the areas of smart services and information extraction
  • Design and implementation of the smart service (e.g., as a web demonstrator)
  • Validation based on an industry-related research project and in cooperation with a leading provider
    of worker assistance systems
  • Evaluation and documentation of the results

What you bring to the table

  • You are studying mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering or a comparable subject
  • A high degree of initiative and team spirit
  • Good language skills in German or English

What you can expect

  • Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside your studies
  • Professional supervision and collaboration in a dedicated team
  • A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
  • Flexible working to combine study and job in the best possible way

Notice: You can write your project work or thesis with us immediately and in direct cooperation with
the Chair of Metrology and Quality Management. According to the guidelines of the RWTH Aachen
University, the internship is preferably to be completed at a manufacturing company and can only take
place with us in exceptional cases.

Interested? Apply online now with your informative application documents:

Questions according to this position will be answered by:
Maximilian Motz M.Sc.
Research assistant production quality
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstraße 17, 52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 8904-449

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