The Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches the first AI.FACTORY, KI.FABRIK in German, in Bavaria - as announced by the Bavarian government in its high-tech agenda. The KI.FABRIK Bayern aims to become a completely flexible and interconnected location for the local, crisis-safe, and profitable production of state-of-the-art IT and mechatronic high-tech components in Bavaria. It is being set up in four overlapping phases, starting from 2020, and is co-financed by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy (via the Information and Communication Technology funding program).
The KI.FABRIK differs significantly from previous concepts with regard to the direct physical interaction of the factory's central AI function in the factory environment involving robots and similar systems. Another difference is the intuitive and transparent connection of humans and machines in the KI.FABRIK, using wearable technologies, among other things. In Phase 1 of 4, the first prototype of the distributed KI.FABRIK will be gradually established at a location in Munich and jointly put into operation together with a hand-picked consortium of partner companies. Within the framework of KI.FABRIK, it can be found projects such as:
Cornerstone laid for artificial intelligence-based factory KI.FABRIK
The State of Bavaria is supporting the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a consortium of industrial partners with a total of 15 million euros in their efforts to develop the first prototype of an artificial intelligence-based factory ("KI.FABRIK") in Bavaria by 2030. Multifunctional, highly sensitive robots will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to co-work with humans both directly and over long distances.