• Research and Development

    Research and Development

  • Space Robotics

    Space Robotics

    Development of intelligent robots for extraterrestrial exploration

  • Search and Rescue (SAR) & Security Robotics

    Search and Rescue (SAR) & Security Robotics

    Embedding of robot systems into existing rescue and security infrastructures

  • Electric Mobility

    Electric Mobility

    Electric vehicles, battery charge technologies and the collection of vehicle data

  • The vehicle fleet electric mobility

    The vehicle fleet electric mobility

  • Maritime Robotics

    Maritime Robotics

    Manipulation and navigation underwater


The Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) belongs to the Bremen location of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH). Headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, here scientists develop robot systems to be used for complex tasks on land, under water, in the air, and in space. The RIC closely cooperates with the Robotics Group at the University of Bremen.

The DFKI, based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen and leading a project office in Berlin is the world's largest research center in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

For further information please watch the Corporate Movie.

Latest Projects

PriMa - Precise Manipulation
Space Robotics  Underwater Robotics 
Exploration in terrain difficult to access (e.g. Valles Marineris) using visual and proprioceptive data.
Space Robotics 
Smart Adaptive Data Aggregation
Electric Mobility 
Micro Grid Innovation Center
Electric Mobility 

Latest Robotsystems

Inspection Robot for Enhanced Ship Safety
Logistics, Production and Consumer 
Compliant Robot Arm
Logistics, Production and Consumer 
High Mobile Micro Rover
Space Robotics 
Explorations-AUV für Langstreckenmissionen
Underwater Robotics 

Latest Softwaretools

Node Level Data Link Communication
Maja Machine Learning Framework
Reconfigurable Signal Processing and Classification Environment
An add-on for Blender allowing editing and exporting of robots for the MARS simulation
last updated 23.06.2015
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