Fields of Application

Industry 4.0

“Industry 4.0” describes the 4th Industrial Revolution through the introduction of modern information and communication technologies in production. The DFKI is regarded as the decisive founder of this movement. This far-reaching paradigm shift was first publicly named in 2011 by Wolfgang Wahlster, Henning Kagermann and Wolf-Dieter Lukas. The term became the name of the Federal Government's high-tech strategy and a synonym for the production of the future worldwide. Since 2005, the technology initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V., based at the DFKI in Kaiserslautern, has been researching and developing such technologies. The factory of the future is flexible, safe and produces both large series and customized individual products with the optimal use of resources. Humans work hand in hand with robots in hybrid teams and are supported in their activities by intelligent assistance systems.


Einladung zur Online-Auftaktveranstaltung am 27. Januar 2022. Das neu gegründete Regionale Zukunftszentrum für KI und digitale Transformation Saarland…

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Wenn in einer Fabrik ein Maschinenteil defekt ist, zählt jede Minute. Eine Stunde Ausfall in der Produktion kann für ein Unternehmen schnell Kosten in…

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With "Data Science and its Applications", the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is establishing a new research department in…

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Automatische Evaluierung interaktiver Sprachdienste auf

Basis erlernter Benutzermodelle.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Möller

Quality and Usability Lab

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

TU Berlin


Semantic Product Memory

The project Semantic Product Memory (SemProM) aims at introducing a digital product memory for everyday items. In this context a mobile dual-arm robot is developed for the automatic manipulation and…

Question Answering Learning technologies in a multilingual and Multimodal Environment

"Where can I eat paella this evening?". Answering this kind of question has recently become a concrete business opportunity, with a large array of services ranging from traditional customer care to…

Autonomous deep-sea dual-arm-manipulation

The goal of the CManipulator project is the development of an autonomous and modular dual-arm underwater-manipulator. The system will be designed, that it can easily be adapted to exiting and future…

Saarbrücken Lexical Semantics Acquisition Project

The aim of SALSA II is to

  • provide a large, frame-based lexicon for German, with rich semantic and syntactic properties, as a resource for linguistic and computational linguistic research,
  • investigat…
Augmented Multi-party Interaction

AMI is concerned with new multimodal technologies to support human interaction, in the context of smart meeting rooms and remote meeting assistants. The project aims to enhance the value of multimodal…

German Text Exploitation and Search System

The project will develop an intelligent work tool for researching information. A wide variety of applications are imaginable such as intelligent library services or as an advanced information service…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz