The department “Machine Vision and Signal Processing” develops and implements innovative system solutions and applications for processing information that is related to technical processes. The focus of the department’s research and development work is on smart measurement and inspection systems, modern automation solutions and also assistive systems for the elderly. The department specializes in the intelligent, automated interpretation of image and sensor information to solve complex tasks. Applications range from 2D measuring and inspection systems (e.g. with image processing, thermography or ultrasound) through modern 3D measurement and inspection technology with computer tomography and optical 3D sensors (e.g. laser line sensors, 3D smart cameras, time-of-flight cameras etc.) right up to 3D object recognition and scene analysis in automation technology (bin-picking, line-picking) as well as automatic recognition of emergencies and falls in the case of assistive systems.