Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

OCM 2021

We cordially invite you to the 5th International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials from March 17 - 18, 2021!

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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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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 three core competences that are 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 / 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".


Rostock / 3.11.2020

Analysis and filtering of microplastics from the sea

A new research group of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is developing underwater applications at the Baltic Sea for a more compatible use of the seas by humans. In a first project, the researchers are devoting themselves to the topic of microplastics in the oceans.




visIT "AI for military applications"

Chances and risks as well as different application scenarios and concrete implementations of AI algorithms in the context of defense technology: This is what the current issue of visIT, the thematic brochure of Fraunhofer IOSB, is about (German language only).




We mourn for Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Kazmierczak

Fraunhofer IOSB mourns the passing of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Kazmierczak, who headed one of IOSB's predecessor institutes, the Research Institute for Information Processing and Pattern Recognition (FIM), from 1974 to 1998. He died on November 29, 2020.

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