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 / 11.7.2022

Research unit around IOSB head of institute wins DFG funding

Making production processes that are still immature quickly usable with the help of AI: This is the goal of an alliance of researchers from KIT and Fraunhofer IOSB, which has now been granted extensive funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG). This will help to further combine the research fields of AI and engineering.


Karlsruhe / 2.5.2022

New level of inspection quality with AutoInspect

The quality of industrial production processes is ensured by a large number of sensor-based individual inspections. This generates large amounts of data. However, until now, the information from the individual sensors has generally only been looked at in isolation. Our AutoInspect solution overcomes this issue by linking all of the data, thus facilitating intelligent evaluation and the detection of hidden faults.


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).



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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Advanced System Technology branch IOSB-AST

Industrial Automation branch IOSB-INA