IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA)

From November 18 to 21, 2019, the 12th "IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications" (SOCA) took place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The areas of Service-Oriented Computing include Cloud Computing, Internet-of-Things and CPS...


IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)

The 22nd "IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference" (ITSC) took place in Auckland, NZ, from October 27 to 30, 2019. The annual conference deals with all areas related to intelligent transport systems...



From 2nd to 6th September 2019, the 17th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction took place in Paphos, Cyprus. The conference offers exciting insights into the latest developments in the field of User Experience and Automation...


ACIRS 2019

The fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (ACIRS) took place in Nagoya from 13 to 15 July 2019. The conference offers an exciting platform for researchers to discuss the latest technologies and applications in the field of intelligent robotic systems...


EISMS 2019

This year's EICS was the 11th ACM SIGCHI conference on technical interactive computer systems and took place from 17 to 19 June 2019 in Valencia. The annual international conference brings people together who deal with the technology of interactive systems. The presented research works focus on methods to support the development and use of interactive systems...


med. Logistica 2019

New innovations in the field of hospital logistics were presented in cooperation with the "Health Care Logistics" department at the med.Logistica in Leipzig on 5 and 6 June. Innovations presented included the smart bed label for simple process handling of hospital beds, the NB IoT Button as well as EMILI as an interactive companion in hospitals.


Transport Logistic 2019

At the “Transport Logistic” in Munich from June 4 to 7, 2019, the working group Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things of the department Automation and Embedded Systems presented a low cost and Ultra-Low-Energy level sensor. Last year the sensor was developed at the Rhenus Enterprise Lab at Fraunhofer IML in close cooperation with Rhenus and was tested in initial tests...


LogiMat 2019

This year's trade fair LogiMAT 2019 took place from 19.-21.02.2019 and the department Automation and Embedded Systems of the Fraunhofer IML was again represented with current research results.

The department presented several research projects.

As part of the SafeLog research project, a free-navigating vehicle was presented, which independently calculates a route to a destination and bypasses obstacles. Through various sensors and actuators the vehicle is able to communicate with its environment and especially with the human.

In addition, the research project L4MS was shown. In the course of the Rhenus Lab, an innovative way of monitoring the level of waste in containers was presented.


IHSI 2019

The second “International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration” (IHSI) took place in San Diego from February 7 to 10, 2019. Topic of this year’s conference was the integration of humans and intelligent systems. Furthermore, the development of the application of artificial cognitive systems and the cooperation between humans and artificial systems was focused. The current knowledge about human-centered design and intelligent systems is used and extended by the support of, for example, intelligent data analysis and cognitive technology...



DIH² is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge...

Bitkom netz:regeln 2018

Jana Jost, employee of the Automation and Embedded Systems department, visited the Bitkom on 28.11.2018. As part of the conference "netz:regeln 2018 - smart, smarter, autonomous: Socio-political and economic issues of automated and autonomous decisions", Jana Jost presented on behalf of the Fraunhofer IML topics on decentralized organization, social systems, artificial intelligence and social networked industry.

electronica 2018

At the electronica (November 13th to 16th 2018), the ePaper display from EMILI was also advertised in friendly cooperation with the ADKOM Elektronik GmbH.

In addition to 3100 exhibitors from 50 countries, 80000 visitors from more than 80 countries were also present. The electronica informed this time around the topics automotive, embedded, medical electronics and wireless.


ITSC 2018

At the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems from November 4 to 7, 2018, the Fraunhofer IML was represented by Thomas Kirks. As Part of his presentation on the paper “Towards Complex Adaptive Control Systems In Intralogistics” (Kirks, Jost, Uhlott, Jakobs), he presented a new approach to human-machine interaction between humans and autonomous transport vehicles for intralogistics, by using multi-agent systems. Kirks showed how decentrally organized robots can adapt to human workers who are in the same working area...


IROS 2018 Madrid- SafeLog

The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is one of the most important robotics conferences in the world. Over 3000 specialists from the Research and Industry participated in the five daylong conference from October 1-5, 2018 to exchange views on the latest innovations and technical developments through workshops, forums, discussions and the accompanying exhibitions. The Conference was... 


HCSE 2018

The seventh International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE) took place this year from 03.09. until 05.09.2018 on the SophiaTech campus of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France...


ISR 2018

The "2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics" (ISR) took place at the Maritim Hotel, Shenyang (China) from August 24 to 27 2018. Preity Gupta, a member of the Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund, gave a lecture on the topic "A new Approach towards Safe Human-Robot Interaction in Highly Flexible Warehouses"...

AHFE 2018

At the 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) from July 21-25 2018 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, Florida (USA), Jana Jost, Thomas Kirks presented their work "Sociotechnical Design of Industrial Transport Vehicles and their Interaction with Humans in Production Systems".


New research and application facilities opened

On July 10th 2018, the new research and application facilities of the Innovation Laboratory for Hybrid Services in Logistics officially opened at the Fraunhofer IML, which is performed in cooperation with the TU Dortmund (FIA and sfs)...


Fraunhofer IML at Logistik-Manufaktur Baden-Württemberg

Jana Jost, employee of the Automation and Embedded Systems department of the Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund gave a talk on Social Network Industry - human, machine hand in hand at the Logistik-Manufaktur Baden-Württemberg on 05.07.2018 as part of the theme day "INNOVATION – WHAT DOES THE WORLD OF TOMMOROW LOOK LIKE?“...

DASA has rebuilt its "Neue Arbeitswelten"

The DASA has rebuilt its "Neue Arbeitswelten" and made the new exhibition unit accessible from 05.05.2018. The Fraunhofer IML is also represented with a number of exhibits - also including the Automation and Embedded Systems department with a cellular transport vehicle.


CeMAT 2018

Once again, the Automation and Embedded Systems department of the Fraunhofer IML presented its developments to the wide range of trade fair visitors of CeMAT, which took place from April 23 to April 27 in Hanover...


LogiMAT 2018

Once again, the team from the Automation and Embedded Systems department of the Fraunhofer IML was at LogiMAT. This year's LogiMAT took place from 13.03 to 15.03.2018 in Stuttgart...


27th German Material Flow Congress 2018

Jana Jost and Benedikt Mättig gave a talk on the topic of "Innovative Material Flow Systems" at the 27th German Material Flow Congress 2018 in Munich on February 28. The topic was "EMILI - Ergonomic, Mobile, Interactive Load carriers for Intralogistics - container or AGV "...


Innovation Day 2018

The urban mobility of the future was this year's topic at the »Innovation Day« of the Business Metropole Ruhr, which took place in Essen. Previously Companies, Start-ups as well as students from all over Germany had the opportunity to participate in the »Innovation Call« with their solutions and innovations. In the various content areas, the participants were then able to demonstrate their innovative products, projects and inputs.


From Dortmund to Santiago

According to the latest worldwide estimates, in the next 20 years 70 to 80 percent of the present jobs will not exist anymore. Therefore, it is of crucial importance that companies have at one’s disposal of technological instruments to cope with these changes, to maintain their competitiveness. Simultaneously the education system has to prepare for a paradigm change...


MobileHCI 2017

This year the 19th International Conference for MobileHCI took place in Vienna from 4th to 9thof September and commented on many interesting subjects around Human-Computer Interaction. The main topic this time was the communication of mobile devices and services with artificial intelligence.

The Fraunhofer IML demonstrated an AR-supported palletizing scenario and presented the study results of manual palletizing. Analyzing the process times and...


AWE 2017

This year‘s AWE (Augmented World Expo) opened its doors from 30th of May until 1st of June 2017 for international attendees and guests from production and logistic industries. As biggest symposium for AR and VR, the AWE took among other locations place in Santa Clara (USA) this year.

Topics presented by Fraunhofer IML were e.g. research projects concerning the usage of AR in production and logistics as well as a presentation of a packaging-study, which refers to...


Transport Logistic 2017

„Networking – digital and across all boarders“ – was this year's theme at transport logistic 2017 which took place from 9th to 12th of May in Munich. Fraunhofer IML presented itself among many other exhibitors from all around the world at the world's largest exhibition for the transport and logistics sector. The main topic of the fair was the whole range of products and services of the segments rail, road, water and air transport. Furthermore, future-oriented technologies like Automated Guided Vehicles or the utilization of robots and drones were in spotlight. 

LogiMAT Stuttgart

LogiMAT Stuttgart – 15th International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow, sets new standards as the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe.

Between 14 and 16 March 2017 international exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector will be coming together at the new exhibition centre at Stuttgart Airport to find new business partners.

Visit us at LogiMAT Hall 1, Stand 1K61.