The first step is to define relevant and industry-oriented use cases for the use of mobile assistance robots in tool logistics in cooperation with the partners involved. On this basis, the processes, material and information flows of the application scenarios are first recorded in detail, analyzed and transferred to a requirements catalogue. Using a simulation model, the automation potential of the application scenarios will be evaluated and the use cases prioritized. In the next project phase, a holistic concept for the automation of tool logistics will be developed. On the one hand this includes the conception of the described control system including the algorithms for routing and the implementation of priority rules for orders. On the other hand, physical interfaces between robot, machine and storage systems are developed and solutions for cooperation between humans and robots are designed. Having finalized the concept, the following elements are implemented: the software modules and the hardware components already being adjusted to production and assembly needs. In doing so the planned system components are realized. They are assembled to form a functional overall system at the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV, which is tested and optimized by means of a demonstrator. Finally a technical and an economic evaluation of the concept for the automation of tool logistics will be carried out.