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Release of FA³ST Service v1.0

* Fraunhofer IOSB releases version 1.0 of the FA³ST service, an implementation for digital twins according to the Asset Administration Shell specification. * FA³ST (Fraunhofer Advanced Asset Administration Shell Tools) allows you to create digital twins for Industrie 4.0 applications in a matter of seconds. * FA³ST service is free of charge, open source and, thanks to its open architecture, easily expandable and configurable.
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New ways for better understanding and fighting corruption: Social scientists, data analysis experts and law enforcement practitioners join forces in EU research project FALCON

Whilst there is no doubt about its detrimental effects, corruption is a complex phenomenon that is hard to precisely grasp and measure. Thus, policy decisions are poorly informed, and technological tools to support the fight against corruption are lacking. The recently launched Horizon Europe project “Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks (FALCON)” will tackle these challenges. To this end, 25 partner organisations from 15 countries join forces. The 3-year interdisciplinary project is funded by the European Union with 4.7 million Euros under Grant Agreement ID 101121281. It is being coordinated by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), Greece. The kick-off meeting was held September 20-21 in Athens (see photo).
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»Construction Plan Study: Manufacturing-X Data Space« published

What could a data space for Manufacturing-X look like in the future and what is important? The VDMA and ZVEI's blueprint study provides an impetus for this.
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Underwater and surface mapping of rivers and lakes

Surveying bodies of water precisely is a challenging task. Authorities and port operators are required to provide up-to-date maps of riverbeds and port facilities. Until now, this has required the use of special mapping vessels and a great deal of manpower. It is costly and is not being carried out with the frequency and precision that will be required for future applications, such as autonomous shipping. For this reason, a team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB has developed an easy-to-operate, unmanned watercraft that autonomously surveys bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and harbors both above and below the surface and produces corresponding 3D maps.
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Science Journal visIT

With our science-journal visIT we want to provide information about our research and our projects to customers and the public at large. Here you can find all issues in digital form.


Annual Report 2019-2020

The Annual Report 2019/2020 has been published and gives a comprehensive insight into the activities and departments of Fraunhofer IOSB. You can download the report or order a printed copy.