Research department/group

Innovative Factory Systems

The research group Innovative Factory Systems (IFS) has been active since 1998 in the field of user interface design for technical systems. A significant amount of experience in the design of user oriented systems has been attained during this time from many – sometimes international – joint projects with industry. The benefits of this experience have been applied to the design of individual technical devices as well as to the unification of operability philosophies for entire product lines.

The research conducted at IFS includes

  • Ambient Intelligence in der Automatisierungstechnik: Investigates the technologies and standards in automation engineering.
  • Useware Engineering: Develops and tests methods that systematically support user interface design.
  • Robot Programming: Reduces the complexity that arises in the development of concepts and tools in order to lend comprehensive support to the user.
  • SmartFactoryKL: Performs operation and testing of the latest technologies in process engineering and piece goods under industrial conditions.

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski
Deputy Head:
 Dennis Kolberg, M.Sc. and Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Rüdiger Dabelow





German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH
Trippstadter Str. 122
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Phone: +49 631 20575 3401
Fax: +49 631 20575 3402