The Department of Scientific Automation is divided into four groups: Self-Optimization, Automation Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Smart Home. Together we create innovative mechatronic systems for a variety of sectors. To do this we draw on the methods of model-based design, which we then further develop on an individual basis. A firm grasp of established technologies and their advancement are self-evident parts of our work. We combine innovative methods and technologies to fashion customized industry-compatible solutions with a focus on increasing the efficiency of development processes, resource-conserving machines and systems, as well as system networking.