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

In the project “KITOS - Artificial Intelligence for TSN for Optimization and Fault Detection” scientists and engineers are working together on...

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No raw materials due to the corona pandemic, the collapse of supply chains due to low water in rivers, or a production stoppage caused by a wearing...

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Corona cripples the economy. Deutsche Messe Group responds: Hannover Messe cancelled for 2020. Next date for the trade fair: 2021. Since 2014,...

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Projects

Scalable adaptive production systems through AI-based resilience optimization

The innovation competition "Artificial Intelligence as a Driver for Economically Relevant Ecosystems" (AI Innovation Competition) of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is a...

Multipurpose robotics for mAniPulation of defoRmable materIaLs in manufacturing processes

The APRIL project aims at prototyping low cost and agile market-oriented multipurpose, and easy to repurpose, autonomous dexterous robots; which will manipulate, assemble or process different soft and...

Künstliche Intelligenz zur dynamischen Optimierung des Netzwerkmanagements

The overall goal is to provide industrial networks with the necessary dynamics and methods for self-healing and self-optimization in order to generate the necessary agility and reliability that future...

Mental Health promotion of cobot Workers in Industry 4.0

MindBot aims at identifying methods and implementing solutions for promoting good mental health in the emerging industry 4.0 within the specific context of manufacturing small and medium-sized...

Comprehensive Perception and Dynamic Anchoring

“Robot, bring me my cordless screwdriver!”

This is a plausible command for a service robot, in a production environment as in a private home. Robots handling over a tool to a human have been...

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz