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Advanced Intelligence for Machines in Manufacturing


Engineering Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Division

RO# Location
50.73.51.B8258 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Vogl, Gregory William 301.975.3198


Future smart machines in manufacturing facilities will rely on advanced intelligence, which is the fusion of traditional intelligence (on-machine measurement science) with artificial intelligence (machine learning). Advanced intelligent machines are envisioned as a disruptive catalyst within Industry 4.0 to enable rapid manufacturing of new products based on dynamic product demands with real-time optimization of production. Manufacturers desire smart production machines with online abilities to assess and predict their own health and the performance of manufacturing processes. Through identification of current health and early signs of problems, smart machines will give manufacturers the information they need to optimize production.

This research project seeks to develop and deploy advanced intelligent solutions, via on-machine measurement science and machine learning, to enable smart machines with online monitoring and predictive capabilities. These solutions use on-machine sensors for measurements before and during machining, analyze the data with a fusion of traditional approaches and machine learning, and monitor and predict the performance of machining processes, such as cutting forces during milling of materials fashioned from additive manufacturing.

Proposals to develop and test advanced intelligence for smart machines are welcome. Our facilities support experimental work via laboratory testbeds and machine tools, including a linear axis testbed, a spindle testbed, and numerous vertical machining centers. Furthermore, NIST provides computational resources and has an interest group for artificial intelligence that regularly meets, giving the successful applicant an opportunity to interact with a variety of NIST engineers and scientists.

Smart manufacturing; Advanced intelligence; Artificial intelligence; Machine learning; Measurement science; Machines; Machine tools; Metrology; Sensors; Technology transfer


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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