Prototyping in Research Domains: A Prototype for Autonomous Production Logistics

  • Farideh Ganji
  • Marius Veigt
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 282)


The employment of simulation tools is the established method to analyze and validate research results. Generally, simulation tools can represent certain key characteristics or behaviors of a selected real-life or abstract system. However, these tools simplify approximations and assume relevant information. Today, most research areas are interdisciplinary. Therefore, the presentation and validation of collective results are a difficult challenge. Demonstrators and prototypes consider these difficulties and relevant factors, which can range from determining the required data sources to the employment of technological devices. The research domain “Autonomous Logistics” is such an interdisciplinary research domain, which focuses on the decentralization of decision-making processes. The showcase demonstrator “factory of autonomous products” is a development of this research domain. This paper introduces this showcase from the demonstrator perspective and proves the benefits.


Simulation Demonstrator Prototype Autonomous Logistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farideh Ganji
    • 1
  • Marius Veigt
    • 1
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
    • 1
  1. 1.BIBA, Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbHUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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