Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS
Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and intelligent software architectures for autonomous systems. Research for the future is part of our DNA. Helping to ensure people’s safety is our scientific responsibility.
The researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS are always thinking one step ahead when it comes to new software technologies, working to adapt them to the requirements of an increasingly complex world.
Serving as an independent partner of industry, we conduct applied research into dependable software technologies for safety-critical applications in the areas of Industry 4.0 and automotive, as well as mobile machines and commercial vehicles. This allows the enormous potential of intelligent software to open up completely new opportunities.
Our approach is called safe intelligence. We reconcile intelligence and safety in the truest sense. Through safe intelligence we ensure that cognitive systems function and are used with the best interests and well-being of people in mind. Systems that we can place our full trust in. For a world that we can depend on.
In order to drive these issues forward, the former Fraunhofer ESK was used as the foundation for the creation of a new Fraunhofer institute: the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.
- Executive Director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Mario Trapp
- Research Division Director Safety: Prof. Dr. Simon Burton