History of the Institute's Logo

The Institute for Measurement and Automatic Control is often asked about the meaning behind its logo and its origin story. The logo was created following an internal competition at the IMR and the appointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Reithmeier as the head of the institute in 1996. It is designed to reflect the following:

The spectra represent the optics at the institute, their progressions stand for feed forward and feed backward in control engineering. Furthermore, the hemispheres represent 3D measurement technology. Their structure signifies surface measurement technology. The horizontal division of the sphere is the path into which feed forward and feed backward converge.