Our department «Automation and Embedded Systems» connects the application-oriented research with the industrial environment. We generate new insights to evolve innovative concepts and to enable a future-minded further development of your company.
The focus of our current research projects is on intra-system communication, which imply an increase of efficiency and a higher robustness.

Our research projects



SWAP- Hierarchical swarms as utilization-optimised production architecture



An interdisciplinary research project for the development of hybrid services within the framework of Industry 4.0 and with a special focus on the interaction between humans and machines.



SAFE³LY - Safe autonomous vehicles (electric, efficient, low-emission) in the logistics yard


- in cooperation with the departments »Transport Logistics« and »Environment and Resource Logistics«


Clan Human-Technology Interaction

Designing of socio-technical systems 



In Factory – Cellular Transport System



- in cooperation with the »Machines and Facilities« Department



ML2R – The Competence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr



The DIH² project supports manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps across the European Union by implementing robotics solutions through a combination of funding and practical support based on the technology exchange among robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs).



The L4MS project focuses on fully digitizing intralogistics automation in factories. The goal is for suppliers of automation and logistics solutions to be able to develop and be up to ten times faster and less expensive than current prices.



SafeLog -Safe Human-Robot Interaction for Highly Flexible Warehouses



VitOL – Wireless Sensor Network of Intelligent Nodes Objects

Sensor Network Based Systems for Material Flow Technology




Cellular Facility Logistics

The Future of Facility Logistics 


- in cooperation with the »Machines and Facilities« Department


Internet of Things

»Internet of Things« - a Concept, a Vision, a New Point of View


3D Contour Check

The fully automatic, efficient and economical de-palletizing system


- in cooperation with the »Machines and Facilities« Department 





SaLsA - Safe Autonomous Logistics and Transportation Vehicles in Outdoor Areas



- in cooperation with the »Packaging and Retail Logistics« Department



Adaptable Logistics: the Hub2Move model

- in cooperation with the »Machines and Facilities« Department



SMART FACE - Smart Micro Factory for Electric vehicles with lean production planning

- in cooperation with the:
»Machines and Facilities«,
»Supply Chain Engineering«,
»Information Logistics and Decision Support Systems« Departments