Press Releases

  • Setting the pace in the age of digital production

    Press release May 2022 / May 04, 2022

    Sustainable, autonomous, intelligent, clean: From self-learning robots for use in fields and factories to state-of-the-art cleanroom technologies, methods for explaining machine learning and software tools for optimized production – Fraunhofer IPA will be showcasing a wealth of applications and services for automated production at automatica from 21 to 24 June 2022.

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  • Massive Open Online Course for optimized patient care

    Press release April 2022 / April 29, 2022

    At OTWorld, the largest international trade fair with a specialist congress for manufacturers, retailers and service providers in the modern supply of prosthetics an orthotics, researchers are presenting an online course for interdisciplinary patient care. An international pilot project has shone a light on how rehab support for leg amputees can be improved.

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  • Power supply / 2022

    Fuel cells set to substitute diesel generators

    Press release April 2022 / April 08, 2022

    Diesel generators often provide the local power supply in developing and emerging economies – emitting millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. To minimize these emissions in the future, a research team from Fraunhofer IPA, together with CBC GmbH & Co. KG and the University of Bayreuth, is currently developing an electricity generator that runs on hydrogen.

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  • Hydrogen technology / 2022

    Electrolyzers set to become mass products

    Press release March 2022 / March 15, 2022

    If you want to use hydrogen as a sustainable source of energy, you need electrolyzers. However, they are rare and expensive because they are still largely manufactured by hand. To enable them to be produced on an industrial scale in the future, a research team at Fraunhofer IPA is currently developing a fully automated electrolyzer factory.

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  • 5G-OR is one of the 4 winning projects jointly selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action in Germany and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Relaunch in France for the call “Technical developments and application ecosystems for 5G private networks”. The joint Franco-German 5G-OR project takes up the challenge in the healthcare domain. It will explore the benefits of a 5G-enabled operating room ecosystem – a fundamental hospital component – to support medical and paramedical teams to improve patient outcomes. The ambition is to strengthen Europe’s position in the 5G-enabled medical technology arena by establishing an innovation ecosystem for the development of new products and quality services.

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  • Compressed air / 2022

    Smart sensor detects leaks

    Press release January 2022 / January 20, 2022

    The cumbersome search for leaks in air compressor units could soon be made much easier: Along with SICK AG, Fraunhofer IPA is developing an ancillary leak detection service for a smart flow sensor. Self-learning algorithms evaluate the readings and in so doing identify leaks.

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  • As part of the “MobDi – Mobile Disinfection” project, twelve Fraunhofer institutes were tasked with developing new key technologies for mobile cleaning and disinfection processes. The latest result of this research project is the disinfection robot “DeKonBot 2” from Fraunhofer IPA. In November 2021, the project partners presented the robot and its abilities to the public, including results from practical tests.

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  • Quo vadis AI: Where does Germany stand?

    Press Release November 2021 / November 26, 2021

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently attracting a great deal of attention in both research and policy, with funding and innovations on the one hand and regulation plans on the other. High profile guests are set to examine the current situation at the “Smart Machines in Use” virtual AI congress. On December 01, 2021, the event will present various insights around the theme “The German Government's AI strategy as a future opportunity for business”.

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  • Simple introduction to automation with robots

    Pressemitteilung October 2021 / October 18, 2021

    Resulting from the SeRoNet research project, the xito platform brings together robotics providers with users to facilitate the joint development of solutions. On October 28-29, 2021, a public virtual conference will outline how, also thanks to IPA technologies, xito can facilitate entry into the field of automation with robots to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generate greater added value. Prof. Thomas Bauernhansl, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, will deliver the keynote speech for this conference.

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