• Forschung und Entwicklung

    Research & Development

  • Weltraumrobotik

    Space Robotics

    Development of intelligent robots for extraterrestrial exploration

  • SAR- & Sicherheitsrobotik

    Search and Rescue (SAR) & Security Robotics

    Embedding of robot systems into existing rescue and security infrastructures

  • Elektromobilität

    Electric Mobility

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

  • Maritime Robotik

    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. Dr. h.c. 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 is the leading German research centre in relation to innovative software technology based on methods of Artificial Intelligence. It comprises sites in the cities of Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, as well as a project office in Berlin, and a laboratory in the state of Lower Saxony.

For further information please watch the Corporate Movie.

More space for artificial intelligence: Expansion of DFKI Bremen

Since May 2020, the work on the second construction phase of the DFKI at Robert-Hooke-Strasse 1 in Bremen has been in full swing. Funding is being provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), among others.

A short project description can be found here

Latest Projects

Cooperative Development of a Comprehensive Integrated...
Underwater Robotics  
Underwater Robotics  
KI und Robotik für eine nachhaltige Kreislaufwirtschaft
Logistics, Production and Consumer  
Human-Machine Interaction Modeling for Continuous...
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems   Logistics, Production and Consumer   SAR- & Security Robotics   Underwater Robotics   Space Robotics  

Latest Robotsystems

Dual-arm intervention AUV Cuttlefish
Underwater Robotics 
Exploration-AUV for Long-Term Missions
Underwater Robotics  Space Robotics 
Autonomous Rough Terrain Excavator Robot
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems  Logistics, Production and Consumer  SAR- & Security Robotics 
Exoskeleton for upper body robotic assistance (Recupera REHA)
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems 

Latest Softwaretools

Hybrid Robot Dynamics
Biologically inspired Graph-Based Language
Robot Construction Kit
Behavior Optimization and Learning for Robots

Latest Publications

last updated 14.10.2021
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