Fields of Application

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.

News

The cooperation between Inria and DFKI had its trade fair premiere at VivaTech 2022: In a tandem, the two research organizations presented start-ups…

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Article by DFKI CEO Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger in Unternehmermagazin, issue 1/2-2022.

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On the 10th of May 2022, the fourth joint so-called "Theme Development Workshop" (TDW) focused on the latest trends and challenges of "AI for Future…

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Projects

Human Centered Technologies for a Safer and Greener European Construction Industry

The European construction industry faces three major challenges: improve its productivity, increase the safety and wellbeing of its workforce and make a shift towards a green, resource efficient…

QC-Enhanced Service Ecosystem for Simulation in Manufacturing

Quanten-Computing (QC) ist eine Technologie, die sich aktuell rasant in der Forschung entwickelt, aber auch erste Erwartungen in industriellen Verwendungen geweckt hat. Die Fertigungsindustrie gehört…

Increasing Industrial Communication Security by Physical Layer Security

The project "Increasing Industrial Communication Security by Physical Layer Security" (IICoSeP) aims to improve the security, integrity and confidentiality of industrial communication infrastructures…

Autowerkstatt4.0

In the project Autowerkstatt 4.0 (AW 4.0), a consortium consisting of companies and research institutes is developing a platform for the trustworthy data exchange of industry-specific AI models and…

NExt GeNeration ComputinG Environments for Artificial intelliGEnce

ENGAGE is a project within the framework of the strategic research and innovation agenda of DFKI and Inria in the field of artificial intelligence. Advances in machine learning algorithms and hardware…

Tangible reality - skilful interaction of user hands and fingers with real tools in mixed reality worlds

The goal of the GreifbAR project is to make mixed reality (MR) worlds, including virtual (VR) and augmented reality ("AR"), tangible and graspable by allowing users to interact with real and virtual…

Human-Machine Interaction Modeling for Continuous Improvement of Robot Behavior

The current developments in digitalization, AI-based data processing, and powerful hardware lay the groundwork for

future embodied AI assistants. These intelligent robots must be versatile, adaptive…

6G for Society and Sustainability

The project "Open6GHub" develops a 6G vision for sovereign citizens in a hyper-connected world from 2030. The aim of the Open6GHub is to provide contributions to a global 6G harmonization process and…

Modular components as Building Blocks for application-specific configurable space robots

For service operations on satellites or the exploration of foreign planets, robotic systems will be of particular interest in the future, as they are relatively inexpensive compared to manned space…

5G Kaiserslautern - Secure Communication and Localization for Automated Guided Vehicles in Flexible Production Environments

The project is based on a 5G OpenRAN indoor network that will be installed in the joint demo room of the Intelligent Networks and Intelligent Factory Systems research areas as part of the German…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz