People and machines – automotive industry, industry 4.0, sensor technology and robotics
In South Tyrol, more than 800 companies are operating in the automotive industry, so that every third car worldwide drives with a component produced here. Closely linked to the development and manufacture of these products is the automation of work processes. Fraunhofer Italia Italia and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano are conducting research in sustainable interaction between humans and industrial robots - to remain up-to-date and secure jobs and craftsmanship. We are home to Competence Centres for Industry 4.0, which carry out applied research in the fields of automation and mechatronics, process engineering in construction and business model engineering.