Manufacturing enterprises of the future are networked and built around sensor-networks und algorithms of artificial intelligence. Sustainable decisions are made by teams of human and artificial actors in order to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The enterprise is a complex adaptive system where actors share work and tasks and communicate. In this context, cognitive robotic systems collaborating with humans are of importance.
The overall goal of Area 2 is to develop a middleware based approach to support communication of modular and autonomous, intelligent mechatronic systems. To do so a message based approach for a scalable system of networked shopfloor systems and software systems is taken. Modularity and loose coupling is required to support adaptation of these systems.
Overall, model based approaches to support artificial intelligence and communication as cognitive function are researched.