Dr. Michael Haag
Senior Vice President R&D, KUKA Deutschland GmbH
From 1990 to 1995 Dr.-Ing. Michael Haag studied Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT). In September 1997 he received the Springer „Best-Paper-Award“ during the 21st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 1998 he received his Dr.-Ing. from KIT about automated video sequence evaluation. In 1999 he started as assistant to the CTO of IWKA Aktiengesellschaft, Karlsruhe. In 2004 he changed to KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, and was responsible for innovation-management, headed a team for robot applications in logistics and was responsible since 2006 for Planning and Technology within R&D. He coordinated the development of the new robot control generation KR C4. Currently, he is Senior Vice President R&D at KUKA Deutschland GmbH and Head of System Architecture. Since 2005, he additionally gives a lecture in robotics at the Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences).
Industry 4.0 & OPC UA Standardization - Current Status
OPC UA is the new information and communication standard (ICT) for industrial automation. Since SPS IPC Drives 2018, there has been no doubt about it: More than 20 of the world's leading automation suppliers have actively committed themselves to OPC UA and TSN as part of the Field Level Communication Initiative (FLC) of the OPC Foundation. However, FLC is not the only standardization effort around OPC UA. The presentation introduces more than 10 OPC UA standardization initiatives from associations like VDMA, ZVEI, Bitkom, PCLopen, IIC, DIN, LNI 4.0 and others to make OPC UA a vendor-independent standard for industrial automation.