Intelligent Systems and Advanced Automation - TFA 5
For a highly efficient supply chain, companies need in addition intelligent systems and machines with advanced automation, which are fully integrated in such digital supply chains, including design of materials and products, manufacturing, distribution and end-of-life of products.
The scope of the Technical Focus Area Intelligent Systems and Advanced Automation includes topics like computer-based design, machine learning, autonomous systems as well as the simulation of materials, processes and products.
A key challenge that needs to be addressed by the research projects in this focus area is the efficient integration of the different building blocks of advanced manufacturing as approved for other Technical Focus Areas into digital manufacturing and supply chains in order to use the full potential of improved connectivity between systems and products and the higher level of digitalization.
Selected Research Projects
Intelligent Systems and Advanced Automation is a Technical Focus Area of the SFA Expansion Program. The call for project proposals was issued in May 2017. The projects will be selected until end of 2017 and start in 2018.