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 / Berlin / 16.6.2024

IOSB drives topic of large-scale robotics

Within in newly launched Robotics Institute Germany (RIG), Fraunhofer IOSB will establish the field of AI-based large-scale robotics. This includes autonomous construction machines, agricultural robots and other heavy-duty machines that perform complex tasks independently. Similar issues have so far been researched in the ROBDEKON competence center in particular, and results were presented in Berlin.


Karlsruhe / 3.4.2024

IOSB releases FA³ST Service v1.0

FA³ST Service is an open source implementation for digital twins. It can be used free of charge, is easy to expand and configure and complies with the Asset Administration Shell specification. The software makes it possible to create digital twins for Industrie 4.0 applications in a matter of seconds.


Lemgo / 15.12.2023

World's first omlox test laboratory

The world's first omlox test laboratory was authorised at Fraunhofer Lemgo in November 2023. It meets all the technical and organizational requirements and has the expertise to test an omlox component for conformity to the standard. The test lab will also contribute to the further technological development of omlox through its scientific findings.


Frankfurt / 2.8.2023

Manufacturing-X: A sketch of the data space

What could an open, interoperable data space for the manufacturing industries look like? A study authored by the Fraunhofer Institutes ISST, IOSB and IPA provides an impetus for the data ecosystem envisioned in the Manufacturing-X initiative, which is considered the next big step in the implementation of Industrie 4.0. The study takes into account the requirements of SMEs and their expectations of a secure and value-creating digital data economy.

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