Research Projects


B2B platform for the modular and reusable development of service robot solutions

Start: 03/2017

Ende: 11/2021

In the development of new service robot solutions as well as their maintenance and adaptation, the actual system integration represents a significant cost factor – but with SeRoNet, this will be significantly reduced in the future.

With the help of the newly created market and mediation platform and a matching software tool, efficient compositions of robot solutions in diverse areas of professional service robotics will become possible. Component manufacturers and system developers can describe their services and products in a structured manner and make them findable for customers using semantic technologies. By using model-based, generative development methods, a wide variety of software frameworks can work together. This forms the basis for a functioning market for service robot solutions and related development services of the future.

The FZI is involved in almost all developments in the project, but with its domain knowledge of robotics and experience from the ReApp project, it primarily contributes important modeling fundamentals as well as the semantic description, validation, and search for components.


Georg Heppner

Department Manager
Division: Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering

Research focus

Applied Artificial Intelligence

In this research focus, the FZI prioritizes the topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as human and AI engineering. In addition, the FZI deals with questions on dedicated AI hardware and predictive AI.

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Logistics

Intelligent solutions for the transportation of people and goods represent a focus topic of FZI’s application research. Particular attention is paid to public transport, the application of artificial intelligence, the further development of driving functions and their safeguarding, and open source & open data.

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