Intuitive Creation of Complex Robot Paths Thanks to a Development of the FZI

At Hannover Messe, the FZI presents current research in robotics, big data analytics and autonomous driving / The Competence Center for IT Security presents its portfolio

Karlsruhe, 18.04.2018 – For the first time the FZI Research Center for Information Technology presents itself with its own booth at Hannover Messe, from April 23 to April 27. In hall 2, booth B01 visitors can experience current research projects in the fields of robotics and big data analytics. An exhibit on autonomous driving demonstrates in an interactive way the Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Württemberg, which will start operating in May 2018. The experts of the Competence Center for IT Security show that IT security cannot be disregarded when it comes to mobility: An attack recognition in Vehicle-to-X-Communication will be shown in a simulation.

CAD-2-PATH: Intuitive Creation of Complex Robot Paths

Robotics experts of the FZI demonstrate the web-based CAD-2-PATH tool in Hannover. This tool allows a path drawn in 2D by a human to be transferred to a complex component’s surface, such as a car door. The created path is independent from the robot and can be adjusted directly and easily on the tablet. ROS- Industrial interfaces enable the FZI to directly drive along the created paths with a lightweight robot. Due to adaptive, force-based regulation, also uneven, strongly curved surfaces can be machined. The Karlsruhe researcher’s innovation accelerates the programming especially for surface-based paths, such as for welding, deburring or for adhesive applications. Through the implementation in an intuitive web application, no CAD knowledge is required and paths can be created or adjusted directly in production. Last year, the researchers were ranked second in the freestyle challenge of the international EuRoC Challenge with the CAD-2- PATH tool.

StreamPipes: Self-service Analytics for Production and Logistics

StreamPipes offers an integrated self-service solution that makes complex data analyses accessible to end users – from rule-based monitoring and image recognition using artificial intelligence to complex real-time pattern recognition.

StreamPipes supports users in a range of different application scenarios, for example, in monitoring their supply chain: The integrated monitoring solution enables them to detect improper handling of deliveries already during transport. In addition, StreamPipes helps to improve data quality, thus creating the foundation for applying artificial intelligence methods. Finally, StreamPipes helps you to detect complex situations such as shortfall detection in your inbound logistics by using image recognition.

Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Wuerttemberg: Experience the Test Area Virtually

The Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Wuerttemberg will be officially opened on May 3, 2018. Visitors of the Hannover Messe have the opportunity to learn more about its application scenarios beforehand.

In the Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Wuerttemberg, companies and research institutes will be able in future to test future-oriented technologies and services for networked and automated driving in everyday traffic. Not only automated driving of cars can be tested on the test area, but also buses, street cleaning vehicles or delivery services will also have the opportunity to further develop future-oriented mobility for commercial vehicles on the test area. For this purpose, a wide range of types of traffic areas were prepared during the construction phase and sensors were installed for real-time recording of traffic and its influencing factors.

Competence Center for IT Security: Simulation of Attack Recognition in Vehicle-to-X-Communication

In the field of autonomous driving, vehicles must communicate both with each other and with other technologies. At the Competence Center for IT Security of the FZI, we work with a simulation solution that calculates attacks on V2X systems in a realistic simulation of communication and driving behaviour and carries out various attacks on the V2X network. This environment allows the testing and objective comparison of the detection performance of various methods. The simulative approach enables cost-effective and fast evaluation of a range of attack detection methods without deploying multiple fully equipped test vehicles. In addition, diverse and detailed scenarios can be modelled that would be very near-impossible to reproduce in real traffic.

In connection with recorded traffic data from the Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Wuerttemberg, it will be possible in the future for the simulation to be carried out particularly realistically.

About the FZI Research Center for Information Technology

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment. Led by professors from different faculties, research teams at the FZI interdisciplinarily develop and prototype concepts, software, hardware and system solutions for their clients. The FZI House of Living Labs provides a unique research environment for applied research. Every department at the FZI operates under a certified quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The head office is in Karlsruhe.

The FZI has a branch office in Berlin.

Further Information

Julia Feilen, Corporate Communications and Media
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 9654-943
Email: feilen@dont-want-spam.fzi.de
Web: www.fzi.de