The project group on a tour of the ABB company in Friedberg.A four-day meeting took place at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( THM ) as part of the REMAKER project. There is a collaboration between the European university network Cooperation of Universities in Central and Eastern Europe (CUCEE), of which THM is a member. On the part of THM the project is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rafael Greszczynski from the Business Administration and Engineering department.

REMAKER is funded by the EU's Erasmus programme. This supports cooperation between at least three organizations from EU member states and third countries that are associated with the programme. The goal is to prepare experienced engineers from the mining industry for the challenges of modern mechatronics. Given the limited automation and robotization in the traditional fossil fuel industry, it is important that they receive reskilling. The project covered topics such as electric drives, automation, robotics, power electronics and condition monitoring of industrial systems. In addition to THM , the Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland), the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) from Estonia and the University of West Bohemia from Pilsen in the Czech Republic are involved.

During the meeting there were various activities under the motto “Industrial Visit to German Industry”. The participants visited the companies ABB and Bosch. They also met Prof. Dr. Eghbal Ghobadi from THM , who leads the research project “AI-supported highly automated weed control in grassland (KIhUG)”.