- Scientific research of the “autonomy” concept and the development of a theoretical framework for the modelling of autonomous logistic processes,
- Methods and tools for efficient dynamic control systems as well as their communication and coordination geared towards logistics systems,
- Investigation of the impacts of the autonomy paradigm on logistics systems and their future development using modified control methods and processes,
- Transfer, prototypical implementation and verification of the developed autonomous control mechanisms.
The basic objective of the CRC 637 is the systematic and broad research in "autonomy" and a new control paradigm for real-life logistic processes. There are four major goals: