• 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

  • 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 and at the RIC branch office at the University of Osnabrück 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

ITN Robocademy
Underwater Robotics 
Inspection Capabilities for Enhanced Ship Safety
Logistics, Production and Consumer 
Technologies and Human-Robot Collaboration for Surface EVA Exploration Activities and Training in European Analogue Environments
Space Robotics 
Architectures and sensor data processing for energy-efficient control of self-powered tracking systems
Logistics, Production and Consumer 

Latest Robotsystems

Advanced Security Guard V4
Space Robotics  SAR- & Security Robotics 
SeeGrip Manipulation System
Underwater Robotics 
Upper body Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) for tele-operation
Space Robotics  Cognitive Robotics 
Space Robotics 
last updated 22.04.2014
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