Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is a research institution located in Berlin, Germany, that focuses on developing cutting-edge technologies in the field of telecommunications and multimedia. In 2022, as part of their presentation about Berlin-based Real-time 5G Communication Infrastructure for Industry 4.0 at the Wireless Congress: systems and applications in Munich, Fraunhofer HHI discussed their Zero-SWARM project.

During their presentation at the event, the partners also talked about the transformation of industrial automation. They emphasized the importance of reliable communication systems for Industry 4.0 applications and showcased some exemplary use cases such as the control of automated guided vehicles and visual inspection for quality assessment of products.

Fraunhofer HHI also shared their work on testbeds for industrial communications and initial proof-of-concepts that have been developed. They highlighted the concept of distributed intelligence, which involves the decentralization of decision-making processes in industrial automation systems. This approach allows for greater flexibility and agility in the production process, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.

As part of their presentation, Fraunhofer HHI also provided an update on their Zero-SWARM project. They provided an overview of objectives and solutions, as well as emphasized the importance of real-time communication between devices and the need for a reliable and secure communication system in industrial settings.

Overall, the Zero-SWARM project represents an exciting development in the field of wireless communication, with the potential to revolutionize the way we think about communication systems in industrial settings. With the expertise and resources of Fraunhofer HHI behind it, this project is sure to make significant contributions to the advancement of Industry 4.0 technologies.