The agile development of autonomous systems on an industrial scale requires innovative ways. The real-time data acquisition laboratory PACE enables the capture of the perfect digital image of reality and thus enables a completely new type of development of algorithms in industrial. Fraunhofer IML has two research halls with more than 1500 m² of space at its Dortmund location. A high-precision motion capturing system is available in both halls. By using high-resolution infrared cameras, several 100 objects can be detected and tracked in real time with sub-millimeter accuracy. A laser projection system is available for live visualization of measurement data to evaluate reality.

The worldwide unique combination of high accuracy tracking and industrial environment provides the optimal environment for the development of industry related applications.


The PACE Lab represents a unique test environment for companies. As an independent state research institute, Fraunhofer IML offers the necessary KNOW How to validate your application in an industrial environment. 

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