Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Hannover Messe 2021 - Digital Edition

Visit us virtually from April 12 - 16! Our exhibits will accompany you on the road to industrial transformation.

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Explainable AI

Why does the Artificial Intelligence give a particular answer? We offer insight into the black box of AI's decision-making.

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Self-organizing production

A new study by PwC Strategy& Germany and Fraunhofer IOSB addresses flexible manufacturing in the car factory of the future.

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Competence Center for AI Engineering

CC-KING, the new competence center, helps engineers and thus companies to tap the potential of AI and ML for practical applications.

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Disinfection with UVC LED

Fraunhofer IOSB-AST has developed a groundbreaking process that uses UVC LEDs to clean surfaces, water and air germ-free.

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Your career with us

Attractive research projects and close ties to industry, considerable freedom for the development of your creativity, and family-friendly conditions: You will find all this and more at Fraunhofer IOSB.

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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



We mourn for Hartmut Wolff

Fraunhofer IOSB mourns the death of retired Ministerialrat Hartmut Wolff. For many years, he was an advisory board member of Fraunhofer IITB and of FGAN-FOM, the predecessor institutes of IOSB, and was closely associated with our institute as a supervisor of our defense research.


Karlsruhe and Ilmenau / 11.2.2021

Intelligent robots for targeted combating of viruses and bacteria

Service robots can help ensure that buildings and means of transport are cleaned and disinfected regularly and with consistently high quality. Since October 2020, twelve institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have been working on the development of new technologies for this field of application. The project is part of the »Fraunhofer vs. Corona« action program.



Karlsruhe / 1.12.2020

Protecting cultural heritage from extreme climate events

There is still a lack of reliable data and scientific studies on how and, above all, which future extreme weather events will affect our cultural heritage in the various regions of Germany and what measures we can take to protect our cultural heritage. Over the next three years, researchers will investigate this for the first time for Germany in the BMBF-funded project "KERES".


Manual for the digital renaissance of existing plants

Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and VDMA publish a guide for Industry 4.0 retrofit. The guide clearly summarizes the implementation forms for I4.0 retrofit with a stage model to give users an initial orientation or a location of their own state of the art before an I4.0 retrofit application is installed on the machine.

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Advanced System Technology branch IOSB-AST

Industrial Automation branch IOSB-INA