• 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.

Latest Projects

Deep-Learning for Multimodal Sensor Fusion
Underwater Robotics   SAR- & Security Robotics  
Cooperative Robots for Extreme Environments
Space Robotics  
Interpretable Monitoring Systems
Space Robotics  
PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration (Operational Grant 12)
Space Robotics  

Latest Robotsystems

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 
Exoskeleton for upper body robotic assistance
Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems  Space Robotics 

Latest Softwaretools

Hybrid Robot Dynamics
Biologically inspired Graph-Based Language
Robot Construction Kit
Behavior Optimization and Learning for Robots
last updated 30.04.2021
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