Robot Technologies and Services

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Interdisciplinary, systemic, and sustainable – this is how research at Fraunhofer IPA can be characterized. This also applies to the area of robot technologies and services. Everything we do aims to provide solutions for robotic, automated, and autonomous applications of all kinds and to optimize both value creation and the services you offer.

With this in mind, we develop key technologies in addition to innovative industrial robots, service robots, intelligent machines, and automation solutions. We shape future topics such as Industrie 4.0 or artificial intelligence. We keep a close eye on where the world is heading and develop technical impulses to improve it. Our scientists are breaking new ground, designing new methods, new technologies, new products, and new processes.

We develop robotics and automation solutions that bring industry and service providers a step forward. True to the institute’s claim: "Game Changer Technologies made by IPA".

A systematic start is offered by our Automation Potential Analysis (APA). Benefit from our experience and from the democratized access to robotic systems.


Center for cognitive robotics

The Center for Cognitive Robotics is expanding research and innovation capabilities by using AI in robotics and human-machine interaction.

Services and expertise

Technologies of tomorrow for your robot solution of today – across different fields of application.

Cooperation formats

This is how we help you exploit the potential of robot technologies.


Reference projects

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


Robotics trends

Find out about the latest robot technologies and, for example, use machine learning techniques for your company-specific challenge relating to robots.


Partners and associations

Profit from our work in national and international organizations and our extensive network.

Press Release March 2022

A new robot for the healthcare sector transports items to patients’ rooms

German Press Release March 2022

Expertenberatung für den Einstieg in KI und Robotik

German Press Release March 2022

Schlüsseltechnologien für Reinigungsroboter im Gesundheitswesen

Press Release Dezember 2021

Researchers at Fraunhofer develop a new robot for wipe disinfection of surfaces

German Press Release November 2021

Verbesserte Sicherheit für Serviceroboter

German Press Release November 2021

Roboter recycelt Batterien

German Press Release October 2021

Nach 2 Milliarden Griffen in den Ruhestand

Press Release September 2021

Simple introduction to automation with robots

German Press Release June 2021

Offene IT-Plattform Low Code für Serviceroboter

German Press Release June 2021

9. Technologieforum Fahrerlose Transportsysteme und mobile Roboter des Fraunhofer IPA

Press Release February 2021

Harnessing the power of AI for robotics

Press Release February 2021

Intelligent robots for targeted combating of viruses and bacteria

German Press Release January 2021

Project SeRoNet secures long-term operation of its online platform for robot developments

German Press Release November 2020

New image processing solutions for interactive service robots

German Press Release November 2020

Fraunhofer IPA and HLRS start cooperation

Press Release October 2020

Fraunhofer IPA presents disinfection robot “DeKonBot”

German Press Release April 2020

Ferry Porsche Foundation supports Robotics4Future

Press Release July 2020

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

German Press release May 2020

Pacemaker in the digital production age