The Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM, from 01. October 2021 new: MIRMI - Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches the first AI.FACTORY, KI.FABRIK in German, in Bavaria - as announced by the Bavarian government in its high-tech agenda. The KI.FABRIK Bayern aims to become a completely flexible and interconnected location for the local, crisis-safe, and profitable production of state-of-the-art IT and mechatronic high-tech components in Bavaria. It is being set up in four overlapping phases, starting from 2020, and is co-financed by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy (via the Information and Communication Technology funding program).

The KI.FABRIK differs significantly from previous concepts with regard to the direct physical interaction of the factory's central AI function in the factory environment involving robots and similar systems. Another difference is the intuitive and transparent connection of humans and machines in the KI.FABRIK, using wearable technologies, among other things. In Phase 1 of 4, the first prototype of the distributed KI.FABRIK will be gradually established at a location in Munich and jointly put into operation together with a hand-picked consortium of partner companies. Within the framework of KI.FABRIK, it can be found projects such as:

For further information, please visit the MSRM KI.Fabrik homepage.


Ceremony to lay the foundation stone of KI.FABRIK Bayern. Dr. Maria Danninger [middle], Prof. Hirzinger, Ms. Richter (BMW), Prof. Steinbach, Prof. Bengler, Prof. Heckl, Prof. Haddadin, Prof. Burschka, Mr. Markert (WITTENSTEIN), Mr. Stahl (TQ Systems), Dr. König (Reactive Robotics)[from left to right].
Picture: Fabian Vogl / TUM