Fraunhofer is Europe's largest application-oriented research organisation
Fraunhofer is a German research organization with 69 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science (as opposed to the Max Planck Society, which works primarily on basic science). It employs around 24,500 people, mainly scientists and engineers, with an annual research budget of about €2.1 billion. Some basic funding for the Fraunhofer Society is provided by the state (the German public, through the federal government together with the states or Länder, "owns" the Fraunhofer Society), but more than 70% of the funding is earned through contract work, either for government-sponsored projects or from industry.
Products by Fraunhofer
Care-O-bot® is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant for active support of humans in the home. The fourth generation of this successful development series is more agile and modular than its predecessor and offers a wide range of interaction options. In addition, the robot is characterized by the use of cost-reducing design principles.Care-O-Bot 4