NCCR Dependable Ubiquitous Automation

2020 series

Home institution: ETH Zurich

The latest advances in sensor technology, data generation and computing have the potential to profoundly change areas of our economic and daily lives. The complete automation and control of entire systems such as cities (smart cities), power grids (smart grids) or industrial processes (Industry 4.0) is increasingly becoming a reality in the course of digital transformation.

The aim of the NCCR “Dependable Ubiquitous Automation” is to advance the methodological and technological bases for the large-scale implementation of such complex systems.

By improving decision-making and control procedures and developing new algorithms and computer methods, the reliability and flexibility of intelligent systems can be increased. One of the NCCR’s key projects is to develop and implement a fully automated and decentralised energy management system in at district or commune level. This will allow the economic potential and social impact of automated applications to be tested in real life.