Services by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Safe Intelligence: Engineering AI for safe systems


Medical AI

At Fraunhofer IKS, we conduct research into the development of trustworthy AI-based systems in safety-critical areas such as healthcare.


Dependable Artificial Intelligence

Fraunhofer IKS makes artificial intelligence technology trustworthy and dependable.


Safety Architectures for AI Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops safety architectures for artificial intelligence technologies.


Adaptive Software

Fraunhofer IKS makes embedded systems adaptive and extendable.


Flexible Production

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

Your options for collaborating with Fraunhofer IKS

Our researchers can support you with software engineering services for safety-critical applications in areas such as Industry 4.0, automotive, mobile machines and commercial vehicles. We can work together with private industry companies, public sector sponsors and scientific institutes using various cooperation models:

  • Industry contract research and development in line with agile methods. Do you have a technical issue to resolve? Are you looking to enhance a product or service? We develop a specific solution, implement it together with you and serve as an independent consulting partner.
  • Joint innovation teams created from your experts and our experts. Do you need support with your research activities? With our industry labs we offer space for teams to collaboratively work on an issue. A wide range of resources at your disposal, from platforms and simulation environments, to software tools.
  • Rapid virtual prototyping: Do you need software for rapid market introduction in order to address a previously unresolved challenge? We assume responsibility for the software engineering on the basis of specific simulation environments. When required we can also develop fully functional systems.
  • Studies and potential analyses: Would you like to know what is technically feasible in your organization through the use of AI? Do you have a specific, still-unresolved issue related to AI, Industry 4.0, autonomous driving or cognitive systems? We can provide you a scientifically-developed answer and a subject-specific study created from a neutral point of view.
  • Training: Would you like to further develop your employees’ know-how and skills in our areas of expertise? We conduct practice-based training programs, workshops and seminars tailored to your individual needs.
  • Alliance projects within the framework of third-party funded research activities: Does your research institute or company require additional expertise for a specific research project? We collaborate with universities, research institutes and companies within the framework of projects funded by the public or private business sector.

On the following pages you will find an overview of our services in the areas of artificial intelligence, software architectures, safety engineering and the relocation of functions to the cloud.

More services by Fraunhofer IKS


quantum computing

By harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, quantum computers hold the potential to revolutionize the way we solve complex problems and conduct business: From healthcare and pharmaceutics to finance and logistics. Explore the opportunities of this cutting-edge technology in a workshop tailored to your company. For this purpose, Fraunhofer IKS offers four workshop modules that can be customized to your needs.

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Testing AI models for robustness online

Fraunhofer IKS brings together safety and artificial intelligence (AI): Robuscope, a new application from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS assesses the reliability of artificial intelligence at the push of a button.

Robuscope allows industrial companies, universities and other scientific institutions to test the robustness of the results of their AI model. The new platform uses metrics for uncertainty and robustness quantification to assess the reliability of the analyses of the tested AI models. The online tool of Fraunhofer IKS provides detailed information on how the tested AI models can be optimized and thus be made safer.