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Second life for electric motors

Electric motors are shredded at the end of their useful life and finally recycled. However, individual components cannot be reused. In the REASSERT project, researchers at Fraunhofer IPA are working with industry to pursue various approaches that include the repair, refurbishment and reuse of electric motors as well as new designs for the circular economy.



Easier and systematic qualification of AI applications

A new software framework is to make it easier for companies to approve or audit applications based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The framework is being jointly developed by Fraunhofer IPA in conjunction with the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management IFF at the University of Stuttgart.



Autonomous outdoor navigation for agricultural machines

Autonomous and robust navigation is an essential capability for agricultural robots or machines that are to reach a new level of autonomy to manoeuver safely and reliably in their environment. Fraunhofer IPA will showcase what is currently technologically and economically feasible at agritechnica.



Distributed artificial intelligence to improve patient care in the operating room

A research team of scientists is working on realizing the operating room of the future with help of artificial intelligence and robot assisted telemedicine.

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The TissueGrinder

An automated miniature mill for sensitive cell tissue enables the extraction of living cells from a tissue sample. The technology was developed at Fraunhofer IPA. This procedure – which has now been outlicensed to the start-up Fast Forward Discoveries GmbH – creates an important prerequisite for personalized medicine.


A day with... Markus Böhm

He started his career as a factory planner almost ten years ago in Iceland. Today, Markus Böhm is developing value stream analysis at Fraunhofer IPA and transferring it to the digital age. “interaktiv” has accompanied the researcher for a day and presents him and his work.


Assembly planning rethought

Cost-intensive, time-consuming and error-prone – these are obstacles in previous assembly planning. The company, which was founded at Fraunhofer IPA in 2022 “Assemblio GmbH” meets these challenges with AI-based intelligent and automated assembly planning.


Go with the flow: Matrix production in the flow

Fraunhofer IPA and Siemens AG in Karlsruhe operate the “Matrixproduktion im Fluss” (matrix production in flow) lab. The aim is a comprehensive transformation of the manufacturing structure into matrix production. In an interview, the two project leaders provide insights into their work to date.

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