The DFKI Robotics Innovation Center is a young, dynamically growing field of research at the DFKI with international character. Currently, a staff of more than 100 employees from all over the world works here in research and development. More than 50 student assistants support the individual projects. The Robotics Innovation Center closely cooperates with the Robotics Group at the University of Bremen.
The Robotics Innovation Center team benefits from interdisciplinary cooperation: computer scientists and design engineers meet biologists, mathematicians, computer linguists, industrial designers, electro engineers, physicists, and psychologists in order to jointly develop mobile robot systems. The design accords to latest mechatronic developments and programming based on complex, massive-parallel embedded systems solutions.
In the framework of direct industrial orders or publicly funded joint projects, the Robotics Innovation Center designs and realizes intelligent robots for a variety of fields of application, such as underwater, space, SAR (Search and Rescue) and security robotics, logistics, production and consumer (LPC), cognitive robotics, e-mobility, and rehabilitation robotics. The focus lies on a rapid transfer of results of basic research into real-world applications.
The DFKI Robotics Innovation Center actively supports the compatibility of family and career. An in-house childcare facility is offered for emergencies where DFKI employees’ children may be looked after by qualified kindergarden teachers in terms of a full-day care service.
|Location:||Bremen, with a branch office in Osnabrück|
|Founded:||2006 as DFKI laboratory,|
as of 2009 third full DFKI location
|Number of employees:||more than 100 plus more than 50 student assistants|
|Director:||Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner|
|Application Areas:|| Space Robotics;|
Logistics Production and Consumer (LPC);
SAR and Safety Robotics;