The Fraunhofer IML at the ITSC 2018

Towards Complex Adaptive Control Systems in Intralogistics

February 17, 2020

At the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems from November 4 to 7, 2018, the Fraunhofer IML was represented by Thomas Kirks. As Part of his presentation on the paper “Towards Complex Adaptive Control Systems In Intralogistics” (Kirks, Jost, Uhlott, Jakobs), he presented a new approach to human-machine interaction between humans and autonomous transport vehicles for intralogistics, by using multi-agent systems. Kirks showed how decentrally organized robots can adapt to human workers who are in the same working area.

Because of the increasing importance of flexible industrial systems and the associated appearance of complex robot systems, the issue of integrating a human worker into the system design is becoming more relevant. The presented concept is focusing this issue and helps to keep control over changing configurations.

Paper: Towards Complex Adaptive Control Systems In Intralogistics