Guiding principle of the application field "Mobile Autonomous Manufacturing"
With the development of units for mobile autonomous manufacturing, sensor systems, especially 3D image sensor technology, are finding a rapidly growing field full of applications with great challenges. In the industrial environment, mobile autonomous systems are encountered as service robots, in logistics systems, in mining, or in agriculture, for example.
Fraunhofer IMS is facing these challenges with a newly created application field "Mobile Autonomous Manufacturing". Fraunhofer IMS develops sensor systems for autonomously acting units in production environments, which can create, move or join things at the place of operation. Thus, Fraunhofer IMS contributes to the vision of industrial production at any location, to the establishment of Additive Manufacturing (AF) in industry and construction, and to the cost-efficient construction and maintenance of infrastructure, for example for smart, self-repairing roads or cities.