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ctrlX developR Challenge

 

 

Push your idea two steps ahead

Within the ctrlX developR Challenge, developers implemented their creative ideas with the revolutionary control platform ctrlX CORE and used it to implement projects for which the proper industrial control has been missing so far.

The ctrlX developR Challenge was taking place for the first time. It was the perfect opportunity to bring together the biggest talents with the most versatile, open and powerful system available on the market. As a result, ideas evolved into solutions and solutions into projects.

25 participants implemented their ideas with the control platform ctrlX CORE in five different categories. They were supported by specialist mentors from Bosch Rexroth and the partners of the ecosystem ctrlX World. Thanks to the ctrlX AUTOMATION Community, our experts were personally available for questions and discussions.

During the entire challenge, there was continuous communication between the participants and Bosch Rexroth via Social Media. The developers reported on their projects in video calls and presented their partial results.

The finalists had the opportunity to present their results to the jury at the ctrlX developR Conference in Ulm on July 13-14, 2022. The jury evaluated the ideas, implementation methods, results, business value and potential and awarded the winners.

What a challenge!

And the winners are

 

 

Andreas Schiffler

Anomaly detection using Isolation Forest
With this development, existing serial processes can be monitored and evaluated by anomaly detection using "Isolation Forest" algorithm without any further prior knowledge.

Matthias Dittrich

IoT solution for wireless sensor technology
Development of an IoT solution that sends measurement data wirelessly and in real time to an external unit. With the ctrlX CORE, this data is received and further processed via an MQTT network. By using additional IoT apps, the data can then be collected in a cloud. On this basis, the foundation is then laid for AI that reacts to changes in the process.

Phillip Stanley-Marbell

Uncertainty-tracking capabilities make trustworthy data-driven decisions
Development of a plug-in module for trusted edge AI that allows the ctrlX CORE to accelerate the analysis of empirical sensor data. This is used to estimate uncertainties in data and can be used in the future to control motors.

Cesare Bornaghi

Connect industrial cameras with ctrlX AUTOMATION and add AI algorithms
Creation of a gateway node for IoT systems that can monitor operations in automated environments with distributed vision systems. The cameras can be used for both access and quality control through advanced deep learning techniques.

Sabari Kannan Muthalagu

Fume extraction for soldering stations in the laboratories
The goal of the project is to build an automation system to control the fume extraction for the soldering stations in laboratories to avoid energy waste. The ctrlX CORE acts as MQTT broker and sends signals to ctrlX I/O.

 

 

Challenge accepted – The process at a glance

September 21, 2021

Start of registration phase

December 31, 2021

Registration deadline

January 2022

Getting ready

Selection of participants, bringing them together with mentors, handing out the Challenge Kits

February 11 – June 26, 2022

ctrlX developR challenge

Projects are carried out and supported by mentors via ctrlX AUTOMATION Community, documentation of partial results on social media and www.ctrlx-developr-challenge.com

July 2022

Evaluation

Selecting the finalists for the pitch event

July 13, 2022

Pitch Event – The stage is yours

Pitch of the solutions, evaluation by jury, announcing the winners

 

 

The categories

The best 25 ideas were chosen from the 68 applications received. The participants from the countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Great Britain and the United States competed against each other.

The categories

The best 25 ideas were chosen from the 68 applications received. The participants from the countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Great Britain and the United States competed against each other.

Simplify engineering

Who connects complex processes, systems and applications and makes them quicker, simpler and easier to operate? From IoT solutions and Node-RED to the use of power functions for automating engineering routines.

Who connects complex processes, systems and applications and makes them quicker, simpler and easier to operate? From IoT solutions and Node-RED to the use of power functions for automating engineering routines.

Extend and connect

Who extends the existing ctrlX AUTOMATION infrastructure in the cleverest, most creative and the most useful way? Everything revolves around extensions, APIs and robotics projects here.

Who extends the existing ctrlX AUTOMATION infrastructure in the cleverest, most creative and the most useful way? Everything revolves around extensions, APIs and robotics projects here.

Smarten up automation

Who teaches systems to think, work and play independently and without supervision? With AI applications or for example condition monitoring solutions.

Who teaches systems to think, work and play independently and without supervision? With AI applications or for example condition monitoring solutions.

Empower the user

Who uses the ctrlX AUTOMATION tools most effectively in order to maximize the benefits and simplify operation? From human-computer interaction and mobile automation and robotics to projects with a positive influence on society and our planet.

Who uses the ctrlX AUTOMATION tools most effectively in order to maximize the benefits and simplify operation? From human-computer interaction and mobile automation and robotics to projects with a positive influence on society and our planet.

Create your own

Who has an idea for a completely new application which goes beyond all imagination and the given categories?

Who has an idea for a completely new application which goes beyond all imagination and the given categories?

The jury

Rolf Najork

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Chairman of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG

"Many new features and improvements are the result of close collaboration with our partner companies and users. The ctrlX developR Challenge also relies on this principle. Ideally, it brings out unprecedented features for us as a company to embed in the ecosystem, all the while nurturing talent. All in all, it’s an opportunity for everyone", explains Rolf Najork in an interview about the ctrlX developR Challenge.

Dr. Kristina Wagner

Senior Vice President Technology and Innovation Center & Director iiQKA - The Robot X-perience - KUKA

"The openness and technology stack of ctrlX AUTOMATION offer a lot of room for creativity and state-of-the-art automation. This is the ideal foundation for implementing and marketing new visions and developments. For me, the focus is always on customer added value. When this comes to life through exciting technology and scalable concepts, it is the most fun. I am therefore very excited and looking forward to the results of the ctrlX developR Challenge."

KUKA

Gabriele Geiger

Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Journey at EPLAN

"Innovations need the right breeding ground - ideally a platform for ideas and absolute openness. That's exactly what the ctrlX developR Challenge offers. The participants from all over the world are curious, open, creative and have one thing in common: the unconditional will to achieve something. Exciting visions have emerged. It's great fun to follow the resulting projects."

EPLAN

Volker Glöckle

Senior Vice President Technical Industry Competence and Innovation at SICK

"Being active in the field of innovation requires you to keep changing your perspective to get new impulses. Participating as a jury member in the ctrlX developR Challenge offers me precisely this opportunity. By presenting different problems and their approaches to solving them, everyone gets new ideas. The discussion in the jury on the dimensions of technology, realization and market opportunity provides food for thought and helps to sharpen one's own view."

SICK

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ctrlX World

Bosch Rexroth opens up a common world for users and partners: ctrlX World is the ecosystem around ctrlX AUTOMATION. Partners introduce their own strengths and solutions via co-creation. This makes the partners of ctrlX World ideally qualified to support the participants with the implementation of their ideas.