Activities 2024

On this page you will find a list of upcoming or ongoing events in which we as the Systems for Measurement, Control and Diagnosis department of Fraunhofer IOSB are involved or which we organize ourselves.

A cordial invitation - we look forward to meeting you on one of these occasions!

Control 2024 – The international trade fair for quality assurance

April 23-26, 2024, Stuttgart, Germany

Autoinspect Demonstrator mit Auto von vorne.
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Deflectometry portal for the surface inspection of moving objects: Realization as part of the AutoInspect demonstrator of Fraunhofer IOSB, which combines deflectometry and other inspection methods into a complete system.

The most important international trade event for all topics relating to measurement and testing technology as well as vision technology, image processing and sensor technology is the annual Control trade fair in Stuttgart.

Machine learning as a key technology for quality assurance with image processing

This time, Fraunhofer IOSB and its Visual Inspection Systems department are presenting the exhibit 

Inspection of (partially) reflective surfaces with deflectometry for quality assurance

However, the inspection of reflective surfaces poses special challenges in practice: On the one hand, most common surface inspection methods, such as fringe projection, rely on diffuse reflection. On the other hand, the results of such methods cannot easily be used to evaluate reflective surfaces, as the customer assesses the quality based on reflections of the surroundings in the surface. The deflectometry method closes this gap in measurement and testing technology and offers the possibility of applying objective standards in quality assurance using simple means.

Joint stand of the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit

We would like to invite you to get an overview of the new developments of the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit and the exhibits at the joint booth of the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit.

Visit us: Hall 8/Stand 8201.
Your contact person: Jan Burke

BMBF Innovation Forum "Civil Security" 2024

May 7.-8., 2024, Berlin, Germany

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Supported by an assistance system, the autonomous excavator ALICE can be given remote orders to recover potentially contaminated drums. ALICE then detects, grabs and loads the drums completely autonomously in Karlsruhe, 500 km away.

The theme of this year's forum is "Together for a safe life in a resilient society". With this in mind, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites you to exciting specialist forums, extensive networking opportunities and a diverse project exhibition, where results and demonstrators from over twenty projects will be presented for you to touch.

The Fraunhofer IOSB and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are represented as joint partners of ROBDEKON with the following exhibits:

Gripping barrels with the autonomous excavator ALICE (indoor exhibition)

Milling robot for decontaminating surfaces (outdoor exhibition)

Your contact person on site: Janko Petereit


June 11-13, 2024, Leipzig, Germany

Robotic systems that can be used primarily in potentially explosive and hazardous environments - for example in contaminated areas or mine shafts at risk of collapse.

KERNTECHNIK 2024 addresses these topics in the context of the energy transition and climate protection in an extensive program of lectures and on the exhibition area:

  • Competence and security
  • International trends and development
  • Decommissioning and waste treatment
  • Interim and final storage

Visit us at our exhibition stand 16 - 18! 

ROBDEKON will be presenting autonomous robot systems for complex decontamination tasks at the exhibition area. ROBDEKON is a competence center funded by the BMBF and develops autonomous and semi-autonomous robot systems that are to be used in practical applications where work has so far been associated with a considerable risk potential for humans.

Equipped with sensors and AI, the robots are able to map their environment (semi-)autonomously, determine the level of contamination, locate and manipulate objects, decontaminate surfaces, recover hazardous substances and transport them away. 

Your contact person on site: Janko Petereit

Conference "AI-based Robotics 2024" (KIRO 2024)

June 18-19, 2024, Berlin, Germany

© Fraunhofer IOSB / M. Zentsch [M.]
Supported by an assistance system, the autonomous excavator ALICE can be given remote orders to recover potentially contaminated drums. ALICE then detects, grabs and loads the drums completely autonomously in Karlsruhe, 500 km away.

At the first "AI-based Robotics 2024" conference of the BMBF and BMWK, the ROBDEKON competence center will present its specially developed autonomous robot systems for complex decontamination tasks. The public can find out more about ROBDEKON in the topic-specific presentation and carry out a teleoperation of an autonomous excavator in the exhibition. 

An excavator teleoperation to try out

At the KIRO 2024 exhibition in Berlin, the public can get an impression of the maturity of the systems with the autonomous excavator ALICE.

A lecture on ROBDEKON on 18.6.

On the first day of the conference, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Beyerer, Institute Director at Fraunhofer IOSB and spokesperson for ROBDEKON, will present the "Competence Center Robotic systems for decontamination in hazardous environments ROBDEKON" in a lecture during the technical parallel sessions from 4:30 to 5:00 pm.  

Seminar with practical course "Inspection and characterization of surfaces with image processing" 2024

November 27-28, 2024, Karlsruhe, Germany

Das patentierte System Purity des Fraunhofer IOSB erkennt und unterscheidet  zwischen Transparenzänderungen, Einschlüssen von Fremdkörpern und Luftblasen
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The inspection of surfaces is a classic field of industrial image processing and has been tried and tested in a wide range of applications for many years.

For most applications, a machine vision system is still not an off-the-shelf product, but requires application-specific customization. The seminar therefore aims to provide participants with an insight into the state of the art in the field of surface inspection and characterization. Participants will learn about the possibilities and current limitations of automatic surface inspection in order to derive guidelines for their own investment planning.

We are involved with the following contributions:

3D measurements on surfaces

Michael Heizmann, on 27.11.2024

Deflectometry for the inspection of reflective surfaces

Internship station with Jan Burke, on 28.11.2024 from 09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.