fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services with headquarters in Munich. The institute currently employs around 180 employees, who collaborate on research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. Research is focused on state of the art methods, techniques and tools of software development, systems & service engineering and their application to reliable, secure cyber-physical systems, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss has the legal structure of a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH). Its shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (as majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research.

Re-configurability is a key requirement of the modern automated manufacturing plant. For each reconfiguration the plant structure as well as engineering data changes, which necessitates a seamlessly exchangeable database for reconfigurable plants. AutomationML (IEC standardized engineering data exchange format for plant engineering) is widely being experimented as a database for plant engineering data. Considering flexible factories of future, our approach uses mechatronic component models in AutomationML. These AutomationML component models are visualized in a Unity game engine based prototypical tool, and can be simulated considering assembly of reconfigurable plants using mechatronic components. The tool generates AutomationML data corresponding to the simulated assembly configuration.

In this project, we search for a new team member:

Student Assistant (m/f/d) – Development of an I4.0 Plant Assembly simulation tool

Your tasks: :

  • Integrate simulation functionality in the tool
  • Evaluating the seamless exchange of reconfigured plant engineering data generated from the tool

Your profile:

  • Studies of informatics, electrical-, mechanical-, or game engineering or related
  • Good programming knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of industrial automation and I4.0
  • Interest in mechatronic systems modeling and visualizations
  • Knowledge of Unity game engine and XML data models is a plus
  • Good communication skills

Our offer:

  • A creative and challenging work environment between research and industry with a well-equipped laboratory and an international environment
  • Space for new ideas and for assuming responsibility

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records.

Job-ID: I4.0-DEV-S-02-2019

Contact: Milan Vathoopan/ Ben Schneider