Team Leader: Florian Krebs
Tomorrow's production should be agile, easy and flexible. The focus of the group Flexible Automation Systems on increasing process and plant agility. The research addresses current challenges in the field of automation for aerospace applications.
Flexible production platforms
Automation solutions for aerospace products must be flexible in order to reduce the changeover effort between applications. Therefore, we work on highly flexible automation systems as well as "plug & work" integration concepts.
Intelligent programming methods
We develop solutions to facilitate the programming of systems using AI and sensor-based generation of programs. Additionally, we are also doing research on tools for the dynamic interlinking of processes in order to identify and leverage optimisation potentials.
Dynamic process control systems
Unplanned process deviations often require a reconfiguration of process steps further down the chain in order to continue to ensure productivity.
Human – machine interaction
Processes and products are increasing in their complexity, and the autonomous capabilities of machines lag far behind those of humans. That's why we're working on methods for efficiently integrating humans into future digitalised production environments through collaborative robotic systems and augmented reality user interfaces.
At ZLP's multifunctional cell (MFZ) in Augsburg, processes and process chains are developed and evaluated in a full-scale scale environment.
DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Algorithms for program generation and simulation can be used to create programs automatically.
Methods such as Augmented reality or collaboritve robots (Cobots) allows people to be involved in future processes