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, the following projects can be found.
CeTI’s central vision is to enable humans to interact in quasi real-time with cyber-physical systems (CPS) in the real or virtual world over intelligent wide-area communication networks. Learn more
I.AM. focuses on impact aware manipulation in logistics, a new area of application for robotics which will grow exponentially in the coming years, due to socio-economical drivers such as booming of e-commerce and scarcity of labor. Learn more
In addition to an infrastructure project, the four-year research and development project KI.FABRIK FuE is part of the first phase of the lighthouse initiative and provides the technological framework for the first prototype for AI-supported production. The KI.FABRIK will be enabled to manufacture various mechatronic products using fully modular, reconfigurable, highly automated and integrated AI technologies. Learn more
OpAI4DNCS explores the use of AI at the control level in mobile hydraulic-electric machines using the example of complex drilling rigs and their hydraulic subsystems to accelerate setup and increase the efficiency of operation, especially for inexperienced machine operators. Learn more
Using automated material flow systems (aMFS) as an example, KonMaFS will develop information technology methods and models that enable efficient, cross-domain collaboration. Learn more
DSL4RAS aims to provide the system control a priori with comprehensive information through a holistic system description. This way, the overall system behavior can be reliably predicted even in the case of a changing environment or a changing behavior of individual components. Learn more
The aim of the project is to design the so-called ExoTool, a novel unit of the tool itself, a tool interface and supporting structure, by analyzing the way a worker interacts with the tools and to use different tools during a normal working day. Learn more
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.