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

Artificial intelligence for energy technologies and applications in production

The KI4ETA project aims to achieve energy efficiency measures and operational optimization in production through the targeted use of AI. To achieve this goal, seven subprojects are developing an…

Privacy-Aware, intelligent and Resilient Crisis Management

Das Konsortium des Projekts PAIRS verfolgt die Zielsetzung, eine serviceorientierte Infrastruktur zu entwickeln, die Unternehmen unterstützt, Frühwarnsysteme für die Aufrechterhaltung von Lieferketten…

Virtual integration of hull segments and installation of systems

Das Verbundprojekt SeMoSys - Sektionsmontage und Systeme hat die Zielsetzung, die Fertigung von Strukturen und die Installation von Systemen in der Flugzeugfertigung zusammen zu führen und…

Building the Digital Thread for Circular Economy Product, Resource & Service Management

The aim of the CircThread project in response to the SC5-31 H2020 call for projects, is to enhance decision making using information across the product life cycle to improve product lifespan, repair,…

Software-based risk assessment based on asset administration shells for safe human-machine interaction

Manufacturers and operators of systems in industrial manufacturing are required by law to prepare an assessment of the risks and hazards that may arise from the operation of the machines in order to…

Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Automated Network Telecom Infrastructure with inteLLigent Autonomous Systems

The AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-ANTILLAS focusses on the development of infrastructure elements for automated telecommunication networks to make them suitable for use cases in industries and autonomous…

Zukunftszentrum für menschzentrierte Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) in der Produktionsarbeit

Der rasante digitale Wandel fordert den Mittelstand und seine Beschäftigten. Damit kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU) auch künftig an-schlussfähig bleiben, hat das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und…

Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Providing Resilient & secure networks [Operating on Trusted Equipment] to CriTical infrastructures

The focus of the AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-PROTECT is the provision of automated resilience and secure networks on trusted devices of critical infratructure and companies. PROTECT ensures the…

PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration (Operational Grant 12)

Since the launch of the first artificial satellite, the very nature of spaceflight has heavily constrained every space mission in terms of mass, lifetime and ultimately cost. The results of this are…

Experimental environment for industrial-grade development of semantic environment perception.

The fusion of data with high spatial and temporal resolution and their interpretation are essential innovation drivers for the realisation of more sustainable processes in plant cultivation. Here,…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz