• Research & Development


  • Space Robotics

    Development of intelligent robots for extraterrestrial exploration

  • Robotics & Healthcare

    support of therapeutic measures and assistance in everyday life and work

  • Elektromobilität

    Electric Mobility

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

  • Maritime Robotics

    Manipulation and navigation underwater

Welcome

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 February 2022, the second construction phase of the DFKI at Robert-Hooke-Straße 1 in Bremen have been completed. Funding was provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), among others.

A short project description can be found here

Latest Projects

Perception for resource identification and long-term...
Space Robotics  
Valles Marineris Explorer – Absolute and Fail-Safe...
Space Robotics  
Valles Marineris Explorer – Robust Ground Exploration
Space Robotics  
Deep-Learning for Multimodal Sensor Fusion
Underwater Robotics   SAR- & Security Robotics  

Latest Robotsystems

Humanoid robot as an assistance system in a human-optimized environment
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems  Logistics, Production and Consumer  Space Robotics 
Humanoid robot as an assistance system in a human-optimized environment
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems  Logistics, Production and Consumer  Space Robotics 
iMRK Dual-Arm Robot (Photo: Annemarie Popp, DFKI GmbH)
Logistics, Production and Consumer  Space Robotics 
Dual-arm intervention AUV Cuttlefish
Underwater Robotics 

Latest Softwaretools

Adaptive Robot Control using Optimization
Hybrid Robot Dynamics
Biologically inspired Graph-Based Language
Robot Construction Kit
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last updated 28.11.2022
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