• 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.

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Latest Projects

Smart Adaptive Data Aggregation
Electric Mobility 
Highly customizable robotic solutions for effective and safe human robot collaboration in manufacturing applications
Logistics, Production and Consumer 
Hybrid Social Teams for Long-Term Collaboration in Cyber-Physical Environments
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems 
Environment Modelling and Navigation for Robotic Space-Exploration
Space Robotics 

Latest Robotsystems

Compliant Robot Arm
Logistics, Production and Consumer 
Space Robotics 
Explorations-AUV für Langstreckenmissionen
Underwater Robotics 
Autonomous Surface Vehicle
Underwater Robotics  SAR- & Security Robotics 
last updated 10.03.2015
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