Autonomous is the new automation - How the integration of Digitalization, Automation and AI will change manufacturing

Georg von Wichert
Head of Research Group, Robotics Autonomous Systems & Control, Siemens AG

Thursday 10 October 2019
15:15 - 16:15
Robotarium Seminar Room


Classical automation has reached its limits. Further gains in productivity require new way of thinking automation. The talk discusses the need for new automation paradigms and shows how the future of automation, standing on the shoulders of latest advances in AI of a Deep Digitalization, will enable us to build hyper-flexible, yet fully automated production systems.


Georg von Wichert currently heads the research group Robotics, Autonomous Systems & Control at Siemens Corporate Technology. The group focuses on advanced algorithms for cognitive systems including artificial intelligence to control technical systems and processes. Applications areas are advanced automation, autonomous systems, robots, and vehicles, sensor data and information fusion, and human-machine interaction.

Georg holds a PhD in Robotics and Control Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Siemens in 1998.

Georg von Wichert is a Rudolf Diesel Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Technische Universität München, where he also gives lectures on Advanced Robot Perception.

He also is a member of the Research Council (Forschungsbeirat) of the national German platform Industrie4.0 and regularly contributes as a reviewer to the H2020 program of the ​European Commission.

Host: Helen Hastie