In factories of the future, people and machines operate together without safety barriers. This is especially important for small production facilities. OFFIS exhibits significant intermediate steps towards this goal using the example of interaction with and programming of a robot using VR glasses. OFFIS shows immersive VR based programming and automatic optimization. This efficient way of programming enables SMEs to react easily to changing processes - for example due to personalization or additional automation. Supported by the state of Lower Saxony, the OFFIS Institute for Information
Technology is setting up an ICT centre for industry 4.0 and serves as a contact partner and advisor for SMEs.