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AI series / 4.1.2021

Edge AI: Energy-saving “building blocks” for smart end devices

The projects ANDANTE and TEMPO are paving the way for this technology.


Audio and Media Technologies / 21.12.2020

"The Audio Revolution from Erlangen"

Institute Director Bernhard Grill at the Bavarian SME Conference.


AI series / 21.12.2020

Edge AI: Stronger together

Marco Breiling and Dr. Loreto Mateu talk about why their collaboration on Edge AI is so fruitful.


Year of the X-ray 2020 / 17.12.2020

Is it possible to X-ray microscopic things?

Dr. Simon Zabler develops systems for high-resolution computed tomography in the micro- and nanometer range.


Audio and Media Technologies / 14.12.2020

Elena Burdiel

An international innovation artist with a passion for music and the Nuremberg metropolitan region.



Communication Systems / 24.11.2020

Beyond 5G – Is it time to start thinking about 6G?

Interview with Bernhard Niemann, Head of the Department of Broadband and Broadcast at Fraunhofer IIS.



Ai services / 23.11.2020

European sovereignty in AI

How can we leverage our expertise on a European level so as to ensure European sovereignty in AI? A statement by Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin.


Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT / 23.11.2020

How can X-ray technology optimize recycling?

Alexander Ennen is developing X-ray systems designed for use on conveyor belts in the fields of electronic waste recycling.



Year of the X-ray 2020 / 16.11.2020

Can computed tomography speed up automobile development?


Year of the X-ray 2020 / 16.11.2020

At the heart of "X-ray fever"

How the discovery of X-rays changed the Nuremberg metropolitan region and the world.


AI series / 12.11.2020

Edge AI: Next generation artificial intelligence

Edge AI shifts intelligence to the end devices. This has several advantages.


AI series / 12.11.2020


What is Edge AI and how is it useful? Read the article in the AI ​​series with answers to the most important questions about Edge AI.


AI series / 30.9.2020

Putting artificial intelligence into practice

How can AI benefit business and industry?


Fraunhofer vs. Coronavirus crisis / 23.9.2020

How do we set up crisis-resistant supply chains?

Uwe Verres-Homm explains how supply can work in times of crisis.


Consortium project in Saxony / 12.9.2020

AI: understand – apply – benefit

Anne Loos explains how companies can benefit from the Saxony consortium project.


Year of the X-ray 2020 / 7.9.2020

Can airplanes get X-rayed?

Michael Salamon and his team scan large, often spectacular objects.


Year of the X-ray 2020 / 4.9.2020

How can plants withstand climate change?

Stefan Gerth knows how computer tomography systems can help plant breeders.


Audio and Media Technologies / 14.7.2020

MPEG-H Audio

Audio description for video about MPEG-H audio now available in eight languages.


Fraunhofer vs. Corona / 25.6.2020

Webinars open up new opportunities

Speakers tell us about their experience with the webinar series at Fraunhofer IIS.


Fraunhofer IIS / 16.6.2020

From the analytial engine to AI

In this story, "Ada herself" tells us how computers and data processing have developed.


AI series / 12.6.2020

How AI can boost efficiency in logistics

Christian Menden is responsible for developing an AI strategy.


Ai series / 5.6.2020

Mining data to extract knowledge

Prof. Alexander Martin knows how to use data.


AI series / 21.11.2019

Machine Learning for industrial projects

AI expert Dr. Christopher Mutschler ensures that scientific results find their way into the economy. 



60th birthday of Professor Heuberger / 21.11.2019

Professor Heuberger receives Fraunhofer medal

Fraunhofer President Professor Neugebauer (l.) congratulated the institute director on the occasion of his 60th birthday at the symposium held in his honor.



Digitalization in museums / 8.10.2019

The secret of a Peruvian mummy

Using X-ray technology we examined a mummy from the 11th-15th century.

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Communication Systems | Smart Sensing and Electronics

AI series – Edge AI: Energy-saving “building blocks” for smart end devices

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Communication Systems | Smart Sensing and Electronics

AI series: Edge AI: Stronger together

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Supply Chain Services

AI series: European Sovereignty in AI

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Edge AI: Next generation artifical intelligence

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AI series

How Fraunhofer IIS uses AI, the institute’s current research projects, and how you can cooperate with us.

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How AI can boost efficiency in logistics

X-ray series 2020 X-ray anniversary 2020

125 years of X-ray technology - Fraunhofer IIS is on board


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Can X-ray technology help plants withstand climate change?

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Can airplanes get X-rayed?

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In the heart of "X-ray fever"

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Can computed tomography speed up automobile development?

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How can X-ray technology optimize recycling?

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Is it possible to X-ray microscopic things?


Highlights Highlights from our annual report


Making voice assistants better

The Fraunhofer SPEAKER project, a platform »made in Germany«.


Artificial intelligence at the Ada Lovelace Center

At the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications, we deal with issues relating to artificial intelligence (AI).

Positioning in 5G

Precise positioning plays a key role in the Internet of Things and particularly in semi-automated and autonomous systems in industry.


Satellite IoT

Satellite IoT paves the way for worldwide connectivity


robot takes to the field

Further articles in Fraunhofer IIS Magazine

AI series / 5.10.2019

How language assistants become better

"Language assistants lack common sense," knows AI expert Birgit Brüggemeier.

5G / 27.9.2019

The benefits of 5G

Prof. Albert Heuberger, Director of Fraunhofer IIS, explains the role of research in the development and use of 5G and how users can benefit from it.

Moving Picture Technologies / 25.9.2019

The link between engineers and creative minds

Dr. Siegfried Fößel is head of the Department for Moving Picture Technologies and lecturer.   

AI series / 12.9.2019

Paradigm shift in applied research

Change is on its way: AI replaces conventional programming.

AI series / 19.6.2019

Sensor data with best possible quality

Fraunhofer IIS uses artificial intelligence directly at the sensor.

AI series / 16.5.2019

Solutions that we cannot achieve with conventional methods

Institute directors Professor Heuberger and Dr. Grill explain why the time is ripe for AI.

Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS / 16.5.2019

How is the safety and longevity of electronic systems ensured?

Dr. André Lange researches the realistic prognosis of ageing processes in circuits.

Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT / 29.1.0209

MRT in orthodontics

This gentle method can replace the use of X-rays, which have been common practice up to now.


Smart Sensing and Electronics / 4.12.2018

Fitness shirt now on the market

Ambiotex managing director Dennerlein explains what sportsmen and women can expect from a shirt that measures vital data.

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 6.11.2018

Machine Learning Forum connects industry and research

Participants report how they use Machine Learning in their companies.

Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT / 6.11.2018

Learning how plants grow

Phenotyping records plant-typical reactions to environmental influences. How does this work?

Fraunhofer IIS / 11.9.2018

How we took the NO out of inNOvation

The #inNUEvation conference brought together international experts from research, business and politics.


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A brief and easy cheat sheet for technical terms by our Fraunhofer IIS experts.

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