Detlef Zühlke

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In 1991, Mark Weiser described the vision of a future world under the name of Ubiquitous Computing. Since then, many details of the described vision have become reality: Our mobile phones are powerful multimedia systems, our cars computer systems on wheels, and our homes are turning into smart living environments. All these advances must be turned into(More)
This paper presents a general overview of the technological fields of mechatronic, robotic, components for automation and control. Five technical areas are considered: component and instruments, mechatronic, robotics, cost oriented automation and human-machine systems. The paper addresses their current key problems and the recent major accomplishments. At(More)
Usability has become a decisive factor for successful product development and operation of human-machine systems. In order to meet the customers requirements, interdisciplinary development teams have to work together in a systematic and iterative useware engineering process. Furthermore, early integration of users and customers becomes indispensable, which(More)
The development of Industry 4.0 will be accompanied by changing tasks and demands for the human in the factory. As the most flexible entity in cyber-physical production systems, workers will be faced with a large variety of jobs ranging from specification and monitoring to verification of production strategies. Through technological support it is guaranteed(More)
One of the byproducts of increasing globalization is the intensified communication and economic exchange between countries. This is facilitated through modern forms of transportation and telecommunication which make it possible to bridge large distances in relatively short periods of time. Thus, interaction between very different cultures has become a(More)