Automation and Robotics
Automation and robotics are important core areas for the development of efficient, resource-efficient and versatile production systems. User-friendly and environmentally friendly and at the same time powerful and adaptive - intelligent - mechatronic systems are required. The driving force is the digitization of plants, machines, tools, workpieces, products and product components. Innovative automation and robotics solutions combine mechanical engineering expertise with sophisticated sensor concepts and increasingly powerful algorithms.
The networking and communication via the Internet and the utilization of the obtained data enable a variety of technical concepts and business models. Concerning the system architecture, the security and the direct cooperation of man and machine, this "fourth industrial revolution" raises numerous research questions.