Institute at a glance
The Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR) has a fourfold performance mandate: teaching, applied research, consulting and further education in the areas of photonics and robotics.
Our main teaching and research areas encompass the fields of Optoelectronics, Image Processing and Applied Robotics.
Head of institute/centreLeutenegger Tobias More about Leutenegger Tobias
TeamMeet our employees. More about Meet our employees.
Research fieldsApplied Robotics
Optoelectronics More about the research fields
Labs3D surface measurement More about 3D surface measurement Device Efficiency Lab More about Device Efficiency Lab EMC Test Centre More about EMC Test Centre Eye Safety Lab More about Eye Safety Lab Lighting Lab More about Lighting Lab Photonics Lab More about Photonics Lab Product Development and Laser Lab More about Product Development and Laser Lab
The team at the Institute for Photonics and Robotics focuses on the industrial application of photonics technology for gathering and evaluating information, as well as developing intelligent robots.
Our three research fields of Optoelectronics, Image Processing and Applied Robotics complement each other superbly.
We generate data using optoelectronic sensors. If these contain image sensors, the recorded data is processed further using image processing algorithms. If this recording of measurement parameters is combined with intelligent algorithms, so-called smart sensors can be created. These sensors can in turn be combined with actuator technology, drive technology, communication, navigation and energy technology to develop intelligent, autonomous and/or mobile robots.
The expertise of the Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR) is incorporated in various study and further education programmes.
Bachelor's degree Photonics
Bachelor's degree Mobile Robotics
Bachelor's degree Computational and Data Science
Specialised courses in technology
Research and consulting
As part of our applied research, we support product development within the industry by carrying out innovation projects and feasibility studies. Within the research focus area of Smart Sensors and Applied Robotics, we carry out research in the fields of Optoelectronics, Image Processing and Applied Robotics.
The services we offer encompass the areas of EMC, lighting, eye safety, 3D surface measurement and device efficiency. In addition, we have access to a Photonics Lab, a Robotics Lab and a Prototype Development Lab which were designed according to the latest technical standards and can be used both for research projects and to offer services.
Forms of cooperation
There are various forms of cooperation: research projects, consulting projects or student projects. Please contact us – we are happy to support you with your projects.
The Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR) is represented in the media, holds presentations and releases publications. Browse through our publication database!
The Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR) is a member of the following organisations:
- asut – Schweizerischer Verband der Telekommunikation
- EMVA – European Machine Vision Association
- EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
- SEMI – Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
- SSES – Schweizerischer Verein für Sonnenenergie
- SWEN – Software Engineering Network
- SWISSMEM – Fachgruppe Photonics
- Swiss photonics – Swiss National Thematic Network (NTN) for photonics
- topmotors.ch – Effizienz im Antrieb
University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons
Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR)
Phone: +41 81 286 24 24