CeMAT to show new logistics 4.0 concepts
CeMAT 2018 will feature a manifold set of forums. Together with major partners such as VDMA, BVL, the Fraunhofer IML Institute and the EHI Retail Institute, CeMAT will illuminate the opportunities presented by new Logistics 4.0 concepts.
Two highlights at the CeMAT forums are: Augmented und Virtual Reality in Logistics - The Road to Future Human-Machine Interaction and The Slightly Different Co-worker - Human-Robotic Cooperation in Socially Networked Industry. The steadily advancing process of digitization is placing high demands on the interface connecting humans with their digitized environment. Information needs to support people in their work as opposed to overtaxing them, the organizer states. The forum titled "Augmented und Virtual Reality in Logistics – the Road to Future Human-Machine Interaction" will sketch out new prospects and solutions for human-machine interaction. Experts from industry and research will reveal the current state of the art and provide a window on the future. This includes AR solutions to support operational processes as well as VR solutions for planning and training (keyword: "gamification"). This forum is organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML). It takes place at the Logistics 4.0 Forum in Hall 19/20 on Monday, 23 April, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The second example: New advances in interconnectedness and enhanced Industry 4.0 solutions have led to a new type of interaction between humans and machines. On the one hand, this forum will provide an insight into the industrial development and application of technical Industry 4.0 solutions in logistics. On the other, it will reflect the state of the art in research into work and the resulting changes in the industrial working world. Individual topics will explore cooperation with autonomously operating transport systems, handling equipment or intelligent containers and operating equipment such as shelving. The forum contributions will be presented in the context of "socially networked industry", in which people and machines work together as partners. The forum is organized – among others – by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML). It takes place on Tuesday, 24 April, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Logistics 4.0 Forum in Hall 19/20.