The research project RESPOND has been started in March 2019. The goal of RESPOND is a flexible and dynamic production system in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that monitors its own state and can react to errors and problems. The socio-technical production system carries out processes dynamically. The solution orchestrates IIoT nodes such as machines, sensors and edge devices and also integrates people with different roles into the Cyber-Physical Production System (CPPS). Among other things, flexibility is achieved by extending existing methods and tools for modeling and executing processes so that IIoT-capable devices can be used as generalized process resources with capabilities and self-description independent of the concrete application. The system can thus react resiliently at runtime to changes, uncertainties and errors in the spatial, temporal and interaction context.
Besides KIT, the project partners are Hochschule Karlsruhe (IUMS), INTEC, Software AG, SITEC, Fraunhofer IWU, and IBIZ. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is funding the Project (grants 01IS18067 A-G).