Broker for dynamic production networks
Contribution to the future vision of modular, flexible, reliable and resilient production
In production processes, IT solutions play a major role. The FZI is driving new approaches to both classic and future-oriented issues in industry. For example, the FZI is researching new, force-based assembly concepts with learning robots, designing digital twins for virtual factories or developing new algorithms for container load planning. Intuitive operating and programming concepts as well as clear, web-based user interfaces on tablets and smartphones enable even non-specialist users to access the technologies researched there.
Mechanisms are also being developed for real-time monitoring and incident management to reduce production errors and downtime, and to cope with external events such as natural disasters. Production processes are simulated for an agile supply chain management.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods also form an integral part of this research: Examples include image recognition systems that optimize incoming goods logistics.
For Industry 4.0, the merging of IT and production is essential. The range of research projects at the FZI takes this development into account while
making a significant contribution to the future vision of modular, flexible, reliable and resilient production.
Professional users and especially small and medium-sized enterprises thus benefit from the FZI’s interdisciplinarity and industry know-how.
Thanks to top-equipped test labs such as the FZI Living Lab Industrial Intelligence or the FZI Living Lab Service Robotics, the research work is carried out and tested in a practical manner. Furthermore, what distinguishes research at the FZI is a broad expertise in the development and reuse of modular software systems.