The work of Fraunhofer IOSB deals with a variety of different robot systems. The spectrum ranges from humanoid robots, for which novel structure-variable controls have been developed, to mobile robots, which are equipped with autonomous capabilities.
Mainly methods of sensor fusion are used, which allow the construction of heterogeneous multi-sensor systems. Further algorithms are based on this, which allow the mobile robots to autonomously explore an unknown environment. These algorithms implement robust methods for simultaneous localization, mapping (SLAM) and path planning.