Topics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Cognitive Systems

Cognitive systems have the ability to adapt to their environment and as a result, solve complex tasks on their own. Fraunhofer IKS conducts research into safe and dependable cognitive systems.

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Autonomous Driving

Will the automobiles of the future drive autonomously? This vision of the future will become reality only when autonomous driving is safe. With this in mind, Fraunhofer IKS works on adaptive automobile software architectures.

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Artificial Intelligence

The goal of Fraunhofer IKS is to take advantage of machine learning technologies in order to design a future that is safe. AI technologies must be 100 percent dependable, especially when it comes to safety-critical applications.

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Industry 4.0

The term Industry 4.0 refers to the digitalization of production and manufacturing. In order to safely exploit the corresponding advantages, connected and automated production systems must function first and foremost in a dependable manner.

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Safety Engineering

The electronics inside vehicles and machinery are growing increasingly complex. It takes more advanced safety mechanisms to tame this complexity. This is why safety engineering is a focal point of research at Fraunhofer IKS.

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Smart Farming

Smart Farming makes it possible to simultaneously render agriculture more sustainable, efficient and resilient. Fraunhofer IKS supports manufacturers of agricultural machinery, technology or software in the development of solutions for smart farming.

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computers could enable new applications. Fraunhofer IKS is researching safe software applications for quantum computing so that the calculations can be relied on.

Current activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Here you will find our upcoming events, current press releases and other news about Fraunhofer IKS in Munich.

 

Jobinar / 9.12.2021

Top Women Tech jobinar

You want to start your career in science? At the Top Women Tech jobinar, PD Dr. Jeanette Lorenz and Johana Fernández from Fraunhofer IKS will answer your questions. Register directly!

 

Congress / 29.11.-3.12.2021

ESE Kongress 2021

The annual ESE Kongress is Germany's leading congress for the embedded software industry. Jeanette Lorenz from Fraunhofer IKS will hold a presentation on quantum computing.

 

Conference / 6.-9.9.2022

SafeComp 2022

The 41st International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, SafeComp, will take place next year in Munich. For its 2022 edition, the annual event has the motto »New frontiers of safety assurance«. It will be hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).  

 

White paper

Machine Learning Methods for Enhanced Reliable Perception

As part of the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications,  Fraunhofer IKS has developed a technical white paper on machine learning methods for reliable perception of autonomous systems. It reviews, develops and evaluates new methods for quantifying uncertainty in deep neural networks.

 

White paper

DevOps for Developing Cyber-Physical Systems

In collaboration with Magazino GmbH, Frauhofer IKS presents a white paper on the obstacles and potentials of “DevOps for developing cyber-physical systems”:

  • What is the difference between DevOps and traditional software development?
  • What are the challenges in the DevOps process for cyber-physical systems?
  • How can DevOps processes be implemented?
 

New Paper

From blackbox to whitebox

In their new paper, Franziska Schwaiger and her colleagues analyze the miscalibration of object detection models with respect to image location and box scale. Read more about the results of their experiments in »From Black-box to White-box: Examining Confidence Calibration under different Conditions«.

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Autonomous driving / 21.10.2021

Collaborative driving maneuvers as a success factor for autonomous driving

For autonomous vehicles to move smoothly and safely through road traffic in the future, they must be able to communicate with other road users and with the traffic infrastructure. To support the communication, Fraunhofer IKS has developed a new approach for such hybrid perception.

 

Future Mobility / 23.9.2021

What happens when AI gets confused

A sticker on a give way sign. Branches hanging in front of a stop sign. Graffiti on a speed limit sign. These are all completely normal sights on our roads, aren’t they? But things that wouldn’t generally be a problem for people can really make life difficult for artificial intelligence.

 

Industrie 4.0 / 5.8.2021

How robots in warehouses operate safely and efficiently

A simulation designed by Fraunhofer IKS paves the way for robots and humans to interact safely — without reducing efficiency.

 

25.3.2021

When AI fails to deliver

Artificial intelligence (AI) has to be able to handle uncertainty before we can trust it to deliver in safety-critical use cases, for example, autonomous cars. The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS is investigating ways to help AI reason with uncertainty, one being the operational design domain.

Services by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Dependable Artificial Intelligence

Fraunhofer IKS makes artificial intelligence technology trustworthy and dependable.

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Adaptive Software

Fraunhofer IKS makes embedded systems adaptive and extendable.

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Safety Architectures for AI Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops safety architectures for artificial intelligence technologies.

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Fault-tolerant Embedded Platforms

Fraunhofer IKS develops fault-tolerant embedded systems.

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Dependable Connected Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops connected systems that are safe and dependable.

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Flexible Production

Fraunhofer IKS makes sure your production systems are flexible and dependable.

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