NEED for AI:
The use of AI in this process is necessary to increase efficiency and accuracy in defect detection, leading to lower manufacturing costs and increased client satisfaction.
AI REGIO SOLUTION:
The project focuses on using AI to detect defects in solar panel manufacturing, reducing production costs. It aligns with the topic of "AI for Manufacturing Applications and AI-on-demand Platform Contributions".
Utilize a product idea for digitalizing production lines, with the first scalable use case being an automatic air bubble detection algorithm
Provide knowledge on the solar panel industry and a use case for the visual inspection system
The business model would charge per instance for detecting air bubble defects and can cover the expenses of one full-time employee if applied to at least 5 production lines
A strong use case where AI is necessary and can contribute to the societal challenge of energy transition, making it valuable for elaboration by the AI-hub East Netherlands