Join us for our PizzaSeminar in Berlin

CyberFactory#1 German National Demonstration

  April 26, 2022 at 12 pm c.t.

In a hybrid format in Berlin Mitte or via Zoom.

Note: The main language of the event will be German.

The factory of the future should be automated, interconnected and at the same time secure. To meet these requirements, however, a number of technical solutions must be devised. In particular, the aspect of security is often still neglected. The CyberFactory#1 project therefore aims at combining resilience against cyber and cyber-physical threats with optimization of manufacturing processes from the outset.

CyberFactory#1 is an international ITEA3 project in which BIGS is working with 27 partners from Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, and Turkey to develop key capabilities for the factory of the future. In particular, key capabilities will be developed in the areas of (1) modelling and simulation of the factory of the future and its elements; (2) optimization of the factory of the future; and (3) methods to improve the resilience of the factory of the future to cyber and cyber-physical threats. The applicability of the results will be demonstrated in realistic use cases.

Among the German partners, end users (ASTI Mobile Robotics, Alstom), solution providers (Airbus CyberSecurity, LISA) and research institutions (OFFIS, Fraunhofer AISEC, the Berlin University of Applied Sciences) are working together on a single use case. It deals with a fleet of automated guided vehicle (AGVs), so-called transport robots. The goal of the CyberFactory#1 project for this use case is to increase the resilience of the fleet and to optimize the behaviour of the fleet.

In our PizzaSeminar we would like to present the partners’ work on the use case and discuss the developed key capabilities with you. If you are interested, please register by email to by April 25 indicating whether you would like to participate on-site in Berlin Mitte or via Zoom. For on-site participation a COVID-19 rapid test (2G Plus) is required, the pizza however is included as usual. The exact location of the PizzaSeminar or the Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Milestone and STG Meeting in Seville

On the 24th and 25th of March the CyberFactory#1 partners came together in Seville for the Milestone 12 workshop and the strategy meeting. We were hosted by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) in Tablada and were able to see the local use-case, the Roboshave, during a factory tour. As it was a hybrid event, partners who were unable to travel to Seville had the possibility to join virtually.

The milestone 12 workshop marked the last milestone before the final demonstration and review of the project at the end of May. The use-case owners and contributors presented their preliminary demonstrations and received feedback from the consortium.

The Roboshave use-case by Airbus received special attention as it is located at the Tablada site. The use-case is focused on the optimization of robotic manufacturing systems through automation based on IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies. The Roboshave is an automated rivet shaving machine for use in the shaving of jo-bolt rivets in structural components of an aircraft. Next to Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Airbus CyberSecurity France and Airbus CyberSecurity Germany are also involved in this use-case. The optimization capabilities of the Roboshave were presented by Airbus Defence and Space. The first optimization capability focuses on real time sensing and tracking. This is implemented by (near) real-time machine data acquisition, including process and product data, through an IIoT platform deployed for the ADS Tablada Factory. The second capability refers to human/machine optimization. For the Roboshave this is accomplished by the automation of communication between the machine and the manufacturing execution system (MES) application, thereby saving human time and improving traceability. The capabilities demonstration was followed by a demo of the digital twin of the Roboshave by Airbus CyberSecurity France. The third part of the presentation, given by Airbus CyberSecurity Germany, was focused on anomaly detection and the use of mitigation measures.

The Roboshave at the Tablada site.

The other use-case demonstrations followed a similar outline but were kept much shorter. The STG Meeting on the following day was used by the consortium partners to exchange feedback, to align the work for the remaining project months and prepare the final demonstrations of use-cases.