• Research and Development

  • Space Robotics

    Development of intelligent robots for extraterrestrial exploration

  • Search and Rescue (SAR) & Security Robotics

    Embedding of robot systems into existing rescue and security infrastructures

  • Electric Mobility

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

  • 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

Hybrid and intelligent human-robot collaboration – Hybrid...
Logistics, Production and Consumer  
Cognitively enhanced robot for flexible manufacturing of...
Logistics, Production and Consumer   Wissensmanagement  
Methods and technologies to provide proactive planning...
Agricultural Robotics  
Open software-platform for service innovation in an value...
Agricultural Robotics  

Latest Robotsystems

Subsea-resident AUV
Underwater Robotics 
Space Robotics  SAR- & Security Robotics  Underwater Robotics 
Multi-legged Manipulation and Locomotion System
Space Robotics  SAR- & Security Robotics  Logistics, Production and Consumer 
Semi Autonomous Micro Rover for Underwater Applications
Space Robotics  Underwater Robotics 

Latest Softwaretools

Robot Construction Kit
Behavior Optimization and Learning for Robots
Node Level Data Link Communication
Maja Machine Learning Framework

Latest Publications

last updated 09.09.2016
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