German-Japanese individual project
AIRPoRT - Artificial Intelligence for robotics and networked PRoducTion

The aim of the AIRPoRT joint project is to develop and test innovative technologies for mobile communication and data analysis in flexible production environments based on AI processes. In addition, a comprehensive risk governance strategy is to enable corresponding production facilities in multi-organisational process structures to be safeguarded proactively and in a commercially viable manner.
The embedding in a German-Japanese project context should help to ensure that the technologies and concepts are best adapted to the requirements of global production contexts.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has selected the German-Japanese individual project for funding as part of the technology competition "Artificial Intelligence for Mobile Industrial Communication". Under the leadership of Prof. Andreas Dengel from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the German consortium will research, develop and test technologies in the fields of "Wireless communication networks in industrial environments", "Robot teams and populations in industrial production", "AI-based sensor data analysis" and "IT security" in the project "AIRPoRT - Artificial Intelligence for Robotics and Networked PRoducTion" from October 2019. This will complement well with Japan's strength in wireless communications for mobile devices and adaptive media use in factory environments.

The Japanese consortium was selected for funding by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Under the leadership of Satoko Itaya from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the project "Reliable wireless communication for managing robots and objects at high speed" will work in the areas of wireless communication for mobile devices and adaptivity of media use in factory environments from August 2019 (for MIC announcement, see Further information).

Collaborative partner Germany:
- DFKI (DFKI Smart Data & Knowledge Services / DFKI Intelligent Networks): Collaborative Coordinator
- Fraunhofer Society
(Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation / Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO)

Network Coordinator Germany:
DFKI Smart Data & Knowledge Services

Network coordinator Japan:
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo

Project website: http://www.airport-project.de/

Project duration: Oct. 2019 - Sept. 2022

Total volume: 2.6 million euros

Funding volume: 2.4 million euros