• 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

Models, methods and tools for the model based software development of robots
Logistics, Production and Consumer  SAR- & Security Robotics  Underwater Robotics  Space Robotics 
Sustainable protection and improvement of soil functions with intelligent land management strategies
Logistics, Production and Consumer  Agricultural Robotics 
PriMa - Precise Manipulation
Space Robotics  Underwater Robotics 
Exploration in terrain difficult to access (e.g. Valles Marineris) using visual and proprioceptive data.
Space Robotics 

Latest Robotsystems

Space Robotics  Underwater Robotics 
A semi-automatic inspection unit for unterwater structures
Underwater Robotics 
Capio Upper Body Exoskeleton for Teleoperation
Space Robotics 
Space Robotics  SAR- & Security Robotics 

Latest Softwaretools

Robot Construction Kit
Behavior Optimization and Learning for Robots
Node Level Data Link Communication
Maja Machine Learning Framework
last updated 01.09.2015
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