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: Due to the actual corona situation the lab couse Industry 4.0 cannot be held in the summer semester 2020!


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).