Fields of Application

Industry 4.0

“Industry 4.0” describes the 4th Industrial Revolution through the introduction of modern information and communication technologies in production. The DFKI is regarded as the decisive founder of this movement. This far-reaching paradigm shift was first publicly named in 2011 by Wolfgang Wahlster, Henning Kagermann and Wolf-Dieter Lukas. The term became the name of the Federal Government's high-tech strategy and a synonym for the production of the future worldwide. Since 2005, the technology initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V., based at the DFKI in Kaiserslautern, has been researching and developing such technologies. The factory of the future is flexible, safe and produces both large series and customized individual products with the optimal use of resources. Humans work hand in hand with robots in hybrid teams and are supported in their activities by intelligent assistance systems.

News

At the trilateral science conference "German-Polish-Czech Science Platform,” Prof. Dr. Vladimir Mařík, scientific director of the Czech Institute of…

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Der Digitaltag wird getragen von der Initiative „Digital für alle“, einem Bündnis von mehr als 25 Organisationen aus den Bereichen Zivilgesellschaft,…

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„Die Welt ist für Menschen designt. Ein Stift ist nicht dafür gemacht, dass ihn ein Roboter greifen kann. Wir versuchen, auf genau dieser Tatsache…

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Projects

Tangible reality - skilful interaction of user hands and fingers with real tools in mixed reality worlds

The goal of the GreifbAR project is to make mixed reality (MR) worlds, including virtual (VR) and augmented reality ("AR"), tangible and graspable by allowing users to interact with real and virtual…

Human-Machine Interaction Modeling for Continuous Improvement of Robot Behavior

The current developments in digitalization, AI-based data processing, and powerful hardware lay the groundwork for

future embodied AI assistants. These intelligent robots must be versatile, adaptive…

Modular components as Building Blocks for application-specific configurable space robots

For service operations on satellites or the exploration of foreign planets, robotic systems will be of particular interest in the future, as they are relatively inexpensive compared to manned space…

Artificial intelligence for energy technologies and applications in production

The KI4ETA project aims to achieve energy efficiency measures and operational optimization in production through the targeted use of AI. To achieve this goal, seven subprojects are developing an…

Software-based risk assessment based on asset administration shells for safe human-machine interaction

Manufacturers and operators of systems in industrial manufacturing are required by law to prepare an assessment of the risks and hazards that may arise from the operation of the machines in order to…

Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Automated Network Telecom Infrastructure with inteLLigent Autonomous Systems

The AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-ANTILLAS focusses on the development of infrastructure elements for automated telecommunication networks to make them suitable for use cases in industries and autonomous…

Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Providing Resilient & secure networks [Operating on Trusted Equipment] to CriTical infrastructures

The focus of the AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-PROTECT is the provision of automated resilience and secure networks on trusted devices of critical infratructure and companies. PROTECT ensures the…

PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration (Operational Grant 12)

Since the launch of the first artificial satellite, the very nature of spaceflight has heavily constrained every space mission in terms of mass, lifetime and ultimately cost. The results of this are…

Experimental environment for industrial-grade development of semantic environment perception.

The fusion of data with high spatial and temporal resolution and their interpretation are essential innovation drivers for the realisation of more sustainable processes in plant cultivation. Here,…

INTerpretable monitoring SYStems

The INSYS project is concerned with the interpretability of learned models and the resulting possibilities for self-monitoring of complex robotic systems working with multimodal data. This will be…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz