Developing innovative visual systems. Making best possible use of sensors and interconnecting them. Processing and evaluating the resulting data flows. 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.
Just like Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as a whole, we stand for application-oriented research for the benefit of our society and a stronger economy. We are active in research and development and put the findings into practice, turning state-of-the-art scientific insights into technological innovations. We shape the future.
In this process, scientific and technological excellence form part of our DNA, and so do customer orientation and reliability. Issues such as open standards, interoperability, IT security and data protection/privacy are our passion.
63 million euro was the amount of our investment and operating budget in 2019.
700 men and women form part of our regular staff. In addition to our permanent staff we also engaged 170 student assistants and interns.
1956 this is when the history of our institute began, at that time still in Tübingen. Under its current name "Fraunhofer IOSB", however, the institute has only existed since a merger in 2010.
Additional information is available at: www.iosb.fraunhofer.de