Artificial intelligence in manufacturing

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Fraunhofer IPA has made artificial intelligence (AI) one of its key topics and has greatly expanded its consulting, funding and implementation services. These include feasibility studies, quick checks and workshops, as well as the development of complex technical manufacturing modules based on machine learning (ML).

Project formats range from short-term, compact studies on particular issues to long-term strategic cooperations. Further activities include lectures, training courses and publications.

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Services and expertise

Modern factories use cognitive systems in almost all production phases.

AI Innovation Center – Learning Systems and Cognitive Robotics

Fraunhofer IPA is a member of Cyber Valley - one of Europe’s largest research collaborations in the field of AI.

Cooperation formats

We provide these formats so that you can exploit the potential of AI technologies.



Brief explanations of the terms artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.


Dependable AI

AI in critical applications must be verifiable, traceable and robust.


Reference projects

Here you will find some examples of research and industry projects and initiatives.


KI-Kongress: Smarte Maschinen im Einsatz

10.05.2022  (in German)

Data Scientist Specialized in Big Data Analytics

02.-06.05.2022 (in German)
21.-25.11.2022 (in German)


(in German)

 Date Event Lecture title / topic Speaker / exhibit Brief description Organizer

»KI-Kongress: Smarte Maschinen im Einsatz« (in German)

How do you make artificial intelligence robust, transparent and explainable?

Prof. Dr. Marco Huber (Fraunhofer IPA),
Dr. Werner Kraus (Fraunhofer IPA),
Dr. Anna Christmann (KI-Enquete-Kommission),
Vanessa Cann (KI-Bundesverband),
Christoph Keplinger (Max Planck Institut),
Dr. Jens Ottnad (TRUMPF),
Kian Saemian (Mackevision),
Dr. Sebastian Werner (Dataiku)
The one-day attendance event follows on from the virtual first part of the congress, which took place on 1 December 2021. Programme & registration will follow at the beginning of 2022. Konradin Verlag


Press release March 2021

New AI applications for SMEs in Baden-Württemberg

AI expert Prof. Dr. Marco Huber in discussion

Science meets Fiction – AI in the SWR-Thriller 'Exit'

Press release November 2020

Fraunhofer IPA and HLRS start cooperation

Press release Ocotber 2020

AI makes it possible: Tomorrow's customer wishes, already planned today

Press release September 2020

Thanks to AI, robots are learning how to perform assembly tasks


Keynote by Marco Huber at Nexcon

Source: Staufen.Digital Neonex/NEXCON


“AI in Industry”

In the “Factory of Tomorrow” series, our AI experts present scenarios for using artificial intelligence in automation as well as current projects worked on by Fraunhofer IPA.

Annual report 2019, P. 21

AI is expected to induce a growth spurt four times higher than that of the steam engine

Book reviews on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning