Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB
Autonome Fahrzeuge
Photo © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer IOSB

Fraunhofer IOSB and ZKM | Karlsruhe

»Autonome Fahrzeuge«
2017, HD video, sound, color, approx. 26 min.


Along with self-driving cars, the realm of autonomous driving encompasses a broad range of mobile robots that move independently across land, air, and water, and can make decisions. The film »Autonome Fahrzeuge« [Autonomous Vehicles], which was created in collaboration between the ZKM | Karlsruhe and Fraunhofer IOSB for the »Open Codes« exhibition, offers a glimpse of IOSB’s latest developments and applications in this fascinating field.

Mobile robots can support people in a variety of ways. Their current applications range from robot assistants in industrial environments to reconnaissance robots in disaster areas to robotic systems for deep-sea exploration tasks. IOSB has developed a multitude of powerful algorithms for autonomous functionality, which also make it possible to navigate mobile platforms securely in challenging environments.

Thanks to cost-effective sensors and data processing components, autonomous vehicle applications are no longer just scientifically interesting: their implementation is also increasingly commercially viable. For years, Fraunhofer IOSB has been working on this implementation, and the film shows four examples of it: an autonomous backhoe, unmanned aircraft and deep-sea robots, as well as an autonomous land vehicle.

Photo © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer IOSB
Photo © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer IOSB