Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Welcome to Fraunhofer IOSB!

Developing innovative vision systems including the necessary laser light sources. Making best possible use of sensors and interconnecting them. Processing and evaluating the resulting data streams. Using this data to efficiently support humans in making sound decisions, improving processes and controlling autonomous systems in an intelligent way: This complete process and value chain is our domain. It combines the core competences reflected in our name – optronics, system technologies and image exploitation to provide optimum benefits for a wide range of applications.

News from Fraunhofer IOSB


Karlsruhe / 12.4.2022

FA³ST Service Launch!

We are pleased to announce the release of our open-source software FA³ST Service v0.1.0 as first building block of the Fraunhofer Advanced Asset Administration Shell Tools for Digital Twins (FA³ST).


Karlsruhe / 1.4.2022

Manufacturing industry: ML4P boosts efficiency

While AI methods are gaining momentum in areas such as image analysis and speech recognition, their potential is scarcely used in industrial production. Several Fraunhofer institutes under the leadership of IOSB have addressed the issue in the lighthouse project "ML4P - Machine Learning for Production". They created a process model for bringing ML methods to use - and a flexible software suite that is also compatible with older machines.


Karlsruhe / 23.2.2022

AI to recommend suitable transportation

Whether bus and train, bicycle or e-scooter, car sharing or own car: There are more and more options available that can contribute to a more sustainable, cheaper and healthier mobility. But what is the optimal means of transportation for my situation? How can you keep track of the many offers? "With artificial intelligence!" is  the DaKiMo project partners' answer.



visIT AI Systems Engineering

Can AI methods be used reliably and predictably in technical systems? How must one proceed already during the design phase so that an engineer can rely on promised performance parameters? Fraunhofer IOSB has set out to explore and address these questions with a new discipline spanning several fields of expertise, AI Systems Engineering. This issue is dedicated to this topic.

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Fraunhofer IOSB

Advanced System Technology branch IOSB-AST

Industrial Automation branch IOSB-INA