Industry 4.0 Laboratory

Lecturers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Diepold
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Herkersdorf
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard U. Seeber
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Sigl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach
AIP supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Matthieu Kuntz
Turnus: Summer semester
Target group: Vertiefendes Wahlmodul B.Sc. EI, ab 5. Semester
Breadth: 0/0/5 (Lecture/Exercise course/Practical training)
Exam: written, 120 min.
Time & Location: Tuesday,  14:00 - 18:00, N1110f
Start: Kick-off meeting on 23.04.2019 in N1110f
AIP module from xx.xx.2019 to xx.xx.2019
introduction to the experiment on xx.xx.2019 at 11:00 hours in room N1110F


The practical module teaches fundamental methods of communication related to Industry 4.0 applications across 6 topical elements, each taught by a different member of the CoC Communication. In personal study of written material students prepare for each practical course where they will receive a hands-on practical tutorial in the following topics:

  • Students learn how to implement visually controlled 3D printing using the FDM procedure and suppressing external disturbances
  • Students learn about the realisation of packet switching nodes in software as well as in hardware. The versions are evaluated in terms of flexibility, throughput and latency.
  • The students analyse the influence of quality of service parameters like delay on the control quality of an inverted pendulum.
  • Students create a control environment for an Industry 4.0 printing factory. Printer status messages are displayed visually and in an auditory display. Network delay and jitter are made audible using virtual acoustics.
  • RFID-Chips containing encrypted sensitive assembly parameters are attached to workpieces. The students will implement and evaluate cryptographic algorithms and evaluate security concepts.
  • The students will set up a delay-optimized video transmission system and a delay measurement system. They will use the latter to evaluate the video system.

The registration can be done via TUMOnline (Institute of Media Technology).