2018

Generative manufacturing in construction engineering

This former NTH project consisted of a total of six institutes from the Universities of Braunschweig, Clausthal and Hannover, which have joined together on the topic of digital construction. The group pursued transdisciplinary approaches using technology funded by the DFG. 

The focus of the three-year project is the development of a formless production of complex concrete components using robotic spray technology. The research project focuses on all process-relevant parameters for robot-assisted, additive fabrication of complex concrete components by means of concrete spraying. In the process, both aspects of material-appropriate processing, possible structural shaping and auto-adaptive processes in the automated production process are examined. 

The goals of the project are the development of a mixed-reality simulation framework based approach and the implementation of a database for project-related documentation.

An impression of the results obtained in the project can be found here.

Contact: Sebastian Lawrenz 

BIG IoT

BIG IoT - Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things
Projectwebsite

The goal of the BIG IoT project is to remove technological market entry barriers of service and application providers of the Internet of Things by exploiting the capabilities of smartobject platforms through establishing syntactic and semantic interoperability. With the technology, concepts and semantic standards, provided by BIG IoT, the basis is created to enable the second use of already existing data and establish the interoperability between the domains.
The key elements are: to provide a platform that enables the data consumer to easily discover and access data in a uniform manner using semantic descriptions.

  • Standardized ways to access data from different sources in a secure way.
  • Bridging the Interoperability gap between silos by a common semantic vocabulary (Aggregating data from different sources by canonical data models).
  • Enabling automated intelligent devices that automatically integrate new data sources.
  • Without losing control of the data. The data will always stay at the provider. And enabling the marketplace to easily scale.

The BIG IoT API offers the following core functionalities:

  1. Identity management to enable users (developers, administrators) to self-register their organizations and create provider and consumer instances along with the necessary IDs and credentials.
  2. Registration of resource offerings, to allow providers to offer and advertise their assets on the marketplace.
  3. Discovery of resources according to consumer-defined search criteria (i.e. queries) at run-time.
  4. Access to offered resources on a provider instance by means of request/response or streaming protocols.
  5. Vocabulary management for semantic descriptions of offerings, queries, input/output data, etc.
  6. Security management including authentication, authorization, and key management.
  7. Accounting of access to resources, which allows the monetization of assets through charging and billing.

Ansprechpartner: Mohamad Ibrahim

    2016

    iServeU

    Transport robots, which not only act autonomously, but above all cooperatively in the human environment, must be able to identify a user, follow him or guide him. The fields of application of such transport robots are broadly diversified: from transport tasks in hotels, airports and railway stations to transport support during shopping.

    In the iserveU project transport tasks in hospitals were regarded as central application scenarios. Due to its accessibility, the hospital environment represents a comparatively robot-friendly environment. However, this environment is highly dynamic, heterogeneous and characterized by many unpredictable situations. This promoted the project goal to develop a general solution approach for service robots in the human environment, which is transferable to many other application areas.

    Contact: Adina Anicualesei

    2013

    RASII - System for automatic vehicle and force information acquisition for authorities and organizations with security and rescue duties

    Together with our partners Sinosys, DHM embeddes systems, the Institut für Elektrische Informationstechnik and the Wolfsburg fire department, we developed a system for the automatic acquisition of vehicle and force information for authorities and relief organizations.

    Contact: Mirco Schindler

    KoMo

    From Sketch to Model: Cooperative Modeling with Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs)

    In KoMo, an automated and bidirectional translation mechanism was created from whiteboard sketches to digitally processable models and vice versa. Furthermore, the creative collaborative development work was supported by a model data management system that is able to correctly integrate parallel versions. By minimizing manual synchronization efforts, disruptive interruptions in the creative work phases were largely avoided. In addition, the automation of previously time-consuming and error-prone tasks has significantly increased work efficiency and improved the quality of the work results.

    Contact: Tim Warnecke

      2011

      Benefit and impact controlling

      The IT investment programme was launched at the beginning of 2009 with the resolution of the German Bundestag on the "Gesetz zur Sicherung von Beschäftigung und Stabilität in Deutschland" ("Act to Safeguard Employment and Stability in Germany"). This means that a total of 500 million euros are available for investments in information and communication technology (ICT).

      The IT investment programme aims to make the federal administration safer, more environmentally friendly and closer to its citizens and to sustainably strengthen the German ICT industry.

      It focuses on four areas of action

      •     IT security
      •     Improvement of the federal IT organisation
      •     Green-IT
      •     Sustainability/Innovations

      In the NuWi project, interviews were conducted with selected measures at regular intervals in order to be able to make a statement about the target fulfilment of the IT investment programme on the basis of the key data collected there.

      For this purpose, a report is prepared after each interview phase, which determines the degree of target fulfillment.
      Contact: Mirco Schindler

        CoBePro Pilot - Controlling, reporting and forecasting system - Piloting

        The IT investment programme was launched at the beginning of 2009 with the resolution of the German Bundestag on the "Gesetz zur Sicherung von Beschäftigung und Stabilität in Deutschland" ("Act to Safeguard Employment and Stability in Germany"). This means that a total of 500 million euros are available for investments in information and communication technology (ICT).

        The IT investment programme aims to make the federal administration safer, more environmentally friendly and closer to its citizens and to sustainably strengthen the German ICT industry.

        It focuses on four areas of action

        • IT security
        • Improvement of the federal IT organisation
        • Green-IT
        • Sustainability/Innovations

        Central programme management is carried out by the IT Investment Programme Project Group (PG Invest) at the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

        The goal of this project is the identification of relevant key figures to measure the success of the objectives of the IT investment program. The key figures are to be collected by questionnaires and interviews for selected measures. The results of the interviews will be presented in a summary report. This project is a pilot project to show and adapt the feasibility of the concept. The findings from this project will flow into further rounds of interviews in a continuing project (NuWi)

        Contact: Mirco Schindler

          NTH IT-Ecosystems Projects

          Projectwebseite

          IT Ecosystems - DemSy

          The cross-sectional working topic DemSy is the application project of the NTH School for IT Ecosystems. Here, an integrated, joint demonstration scenario is developed and conceived. This is the basis for the common demonstrator, whose components are developed in dedicated work packages of the individual research projects and integrated into a demonstrator in the cross-sectional working topic DemSy. Thus, DemSy functions act as a bracket for the participating research projects. The research projects can derive their questions from the common demonstration scenarios, which represent solution approaches in the context of the application vision and implement these in an integrated common demonstrator for the demonstration and evaluation of the work results in the context of the application vision. DemSy provides a platform for the joint presentation of the project results.

          IT Ecosystems - GuMIT

          The cross-sectional working topic GuMIT is of particular importance. In GuMIT, a fundamental, formally sound understanding is first developed across all cooperation projects. On the basis of this precise definition of an IT ecosystem, the isolated solution approaches of the three research projects can be discussed and integrated into a comprehensive, formally sound and fundamental approach for the methodical development, provision, operation and evolution of IT ecosystems.

          Contact: Mirco Schindler

           

            2009

            RAS

            Rescue assistance system for disasters and major disasters.

            Projectwebsite

            The aim of this project was to develop a prototype which supports rescue forces in case of a disaster and illustrates the capabilities of the DAiSI middleware developed at the TU Clausthal.

            Contact: Mirco Schindler