Press Releases

  • Lower costs, less food waste / 2024

    Multisensor scanner uses AI assistance to detect fruit and vegetable quality

    June 17, 2024

    With the global population continuing to grow, food waste not only presents a resource problem but also carries a significant cost factor. Now, a new AI-supported multisensor application developed by the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT is being used to screen perishable goods such as fruit and vegetables. This technology carefully detects quality features even under the surface, making it possible to predict the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. It can be used on entire crates at the touch of a button — and customized with the addition of other sensors.

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  • Efficient object inspection by means of magnetic field and AI / 2024

    Smart quality control: Marquise research project makes use of a “magnetic fingerprint”

    February 20, 2024

    Moving away from resource-intensive visual and manual quality control and toward efficient inspection using a magnetic field and AI, this is the innovative solution offered by a new technology application developed by experts from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT in the "Marquise" research project.

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  • Efficient condition monitoring through vibrations / 2023

    AIQ-Bo: Smart sensor autonomously detects anomalies

    December 14, 2023

    Experts from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT have developed a smart sensor that measures vibrations in mechanical components and analyzes them on-site using artificial intelligence (AI). This makes it possible to identify anomalies autonomously and transmit this information to the cloud so appropriate corrective action can be taken.

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  • Intelligent traffic sensing put to the test / 2023

    TraffIRNet research project puts key technology for autonomous driving on the road

    July 10, 2023

    Intelligent traffic sensing and vehicle communication for autonomous driving (Vehicle-to-everything, V2X) require dynamic traffic information in real time. This means that data-collection sensors, communication technologies, as well as data fusion and traffic model creation algorithms are paramount. In the TraffIRNet (Traffic Infrared Radar Network) research project, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT is exploring the potential of the 5G mobile radio standard in collective and scalable traffic sensing using a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) network.

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  • Fraunhofer CCIT at the Hannover Messe 2022 / 2022

    Cognitive T-slot sensor concept: Increasing forming machine efficiency with cognitive transformation of industrial processes

    Press Release / May 02, 2022

    Anhand eines Umformpressen-Demonstrators können sich Besuchende live ein Bild über die Funktionsweise des intelligenten Nutensteins machen. Die vom smartNotch übertragenen Prozessdaten werden dabei auf einem angeschlossenen Terminal visualisiert.
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    Forming presses are widely used as key elements of industrial production pro cesses. From automotive technology to refrigerators, almost every product we encounter contains formed parts. The purchasing costs of these machines can reach double-digit millions, and it takes a great deal of time to set up and ad just precisely as needed. Given such a high level of investment, buyers expect machinery of this kind to keep running efficiently for a long time without any loss in quality. At the Hannover Messe 2022, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excel lence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT will demonstrate how cognitive transformation of industrial processes can improve the efficiency of forming machines (Hall 5, Booth A06). The technology that serves as the basis for the exhibit is smartNOTCH – a cognitive T-slot.

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  • Fraunhofer CCIT at the Hannover Messe 2022 / 2022

    Smart screws keep bridges, machines and wind turbines safe

    Forschung Kompakt / May 02, 2022

    Bei der Intelligenten Schraubverbindung handelt es sich um ein vollintegriertes, energieautarkes IoT-Device zur Bestimmung der Vorspannkraft. Die Daten werden drahtlos übertragen.
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    Screw connections on critical infrastructures are exposed to major stresses and must therefore be checked on a regular basis. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT have now developed a technology that allows the stability of the screw connections to be checked at any time by remote monitoring. This increases safety and reduces the time and effort spent on inspections.

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  • Research expertise for the healthcare industry of tomorrow / 2022

    At the DMEA trade fair, Fraunhofer will present innovative research projects for the healthcare lead market

    Press Release / April 13, 2022

    Medizinisches Personal hält Tablet mit medizinischen Bilddaten in der Hand

    How can software applications support professionals and patients in prevention, diagnostics and therapy? How can cardiovascular diseases be detected at an early stage? How can medical treatments be digitalized holistically? Experts from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will answer these and other questions about the digitalized healthcare of today and tomorrow at the DMEA 2022 trade fair, held from April 26 to 28, 2022 in Berlin (joint Fraunhofer booth E106 in Hall 2.2).

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  • ITS World Congress 2021 / 2021

    Smart Intersection communicates with partially automated vehicles in a trustworthy manner

    Press Release / October 11, 2021

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    Together with industry partners, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT is advancing automated driving in cities: An Smart Intersection in Hamburg's city center records the movements of road users and processes the information in a trustworthy manner that partially automated vehicles can navigate safely through the intersection. Visitors to the ITS World Congress can get an idea of how the cognitive Internet technologies used work via direct connection at booth B7330 (Hall B7).

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  • Position paper / 2021

    A federal Europe needs a federal data management system

    Press Release / July 20, 2021

    In a position paper, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT has formulated recommendations for action for federal data management in Europe. In this context, a jointly operated and yet regionally sovereign system represents the basis for responsible and innovative data management by business, organizations and administration. The outlined data management keeps data physically within a region, but at the same time allows for federal cooperation and relies on the European values of data protection, transparency and openness.

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  • Hannover Messe 2021 / 2021

    Cognitive Internet Technologies for an Agile, Innovative and Competitive Industry

    Press Release / March 29, 2021

    The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT will showcase key technologies for an agile, innovative and competitive industry at the digital Hannover Messe (#HM21) from April 12 to 16, 2021. The scientists will present cognitive systems for future-proof assembly and production, the Dataspace Connector as a basis for sovereign data exchange through participation in GAIA-X and International Data Spaces, and transparent machine learning methods for industry.

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