Innovative products based on a solid scientific foundation - GBS is the founder of the professorship "Industrial Image Processing"

The GBS ensures the training for industrial image processing at the Technical University of Ilmenau.


Donors and Foundation Professor (v.l.n.r): Torsten Machleidt (GBS mbH), Dr. Jürgen Geffe (Vision & Control GmbH), Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni, Steffen Lübbecke (SQR GmbH), Prof. Dr. Franz Schmidt (TechnoTeam image processing GmbH)

Four companies in the region (TechnoTeam Ilmenau, Vision & ControlSuhl, Steinbeis Quality Assurance and Image Processing Ilmenau, Gesellschaft für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung (GBS) mbH) have been funding a founding professur for industrial image processing at the TU Ilmenau since the 2014/15 winter semester.

The aim of the donor companies was and continues to be the interdisciplinary training of engineers in the field of industrial image processing at the TU Ilmenau. The need for well-trained engineers in this field will continue to increase with the further automation and digitization. Industrial image processing is an interdisciplinary science, problems of optics, electronics, lighting technology, computer science play a role. Therefore, the course of studies Optical System Technology / Optronics, which is supported by the subject area, was initiated at the TU Ilmenau.

The Department Quality Assurance and Industrial Image Processing, where the founding professor is located, carries out basic research and applied research in industrial image processing. Methods, algorithms and system solutions for image acquisition, processing and evaluation are developed for application especially in the fields of quality assurance and process control in production, robotics, food industry, construction industry, medical technology and safety engineering.

Prof. Notni, who is also the head of the Optical Systems department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena.