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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.


A European network, which aims to develop human-centered AI with ethical values, has been launched under the leadership of DFKI. 

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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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Intelligent Structures for Mobile Robots

The focus of the work in this project is mainly on the structure of a robot demonstrator and the development of intelligent structures for application in mobile robot systems, with special focus on...

Natural human-robot cooperation in dynamic environments

NIFTi puts the human factor into cognitive architectures. NIFTi investigates how natural behavior in human-robot cooperation can arise. It operationalizes natural cooperation as balancing operational...


Europe faces a growing economic and societal challenge due to its vast diversity of languages, and machine translation technology holds promise as a means to address this challenge. The goals of...


Automatische Evaluierung interaktiver Sprachdienste auf

Basis erlernter Benutzermodelle.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Möller

Quality and Usability Lab

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

TU Berlin


Semantic Product Memory

The project Semantic Product Memory (SemProM) aims at introducing a digital product memory for everyday items. In this context a mobile dual-arm robot is developed for the automatic manipulation and...

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz