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Open Day at the DFKI in Bremen: Spectacular technology demonstrations in a unique laboratory environment

Soccer-playing, dancing, and swimming robots, a more than twelve-ton walking excavator for operation in hostile environments and an artificial lunar crater landscape used to test autonomous space systems - these are just some of the highlights awaiting visitors at the DFKI Open Day in Bremen on September 30, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. To celebrate the ceremonial opening of the new extension building, the institute will open its doors at Robert-Hooke-Str. 1 and provide exciting insights into research.

Always well attended: The DFKI Open Day in Bremen (Photo: DFKI, Annemarie Popp)

Visitors in the unique Maritime Exploration Hall (Photo: DFKI, Annemarie Popp)

Keeping the ball rolling in 2022: the successful robot kickers of the "B-Human" team (Photo: DFKI, Annemarie Popp)

The autonomous walking excavator ARTER outside the institute (Foto: DFKI, Thomas Frank)

Even the little ones are fascinated: space robots and lunar craters at the DFKI in Bremen (Photo: DFKI)

For the first time, interested citizens will have the opportunity to explore the new spacious extension building, which houses additional test facilities, laboratories, and workshops, among other things. The building provides a unique infrastructure for the approximately 190 employees of DFKI's Robotics Innovation Center and Cyber-Physical Systems research departments on an area of around 4,500 square meters to advance research into future topics such as human-machine cooperation, space robotics, embedded systems, and quantum AI.

During their tour of the DFKI building, visitors learn about current projects presented by scientists using numerous impressive exhibits and demonstrations. They will find out, for example, what benefits DFKI research has for application areas such as space, medicine, and industrial production, how the safety and correctness of electronic systems can be ensured, what robots are used for underwater, on foreign plantes and in healthcare, or how they can help with environmental protection and in disaster areas. There will also be the opportunity to see the "B-Human" team, the current world champion in robot soccer, in action, watch a dance performance by the humanoid robot RH5, observe robots diving in the large saltwater pool or climbing the moon crater, and marvel at the ARTER walking excavator on the outdoor test site.

In addition, interactive formats, talks with experts and a cinema with exciting videos from the world of research – e.g., from experiments and field trials in Germany and abroad – complement the extensive program on this day. 

The facts in a nutshell:
What? Open Day at the DFKI in Bremen.
When? September 30, 2022, 3 to 8 p.m.
Where? Robert-Hooke-Str. 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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The event is free of charge. For groups of 15 or more, please register via email to uk-hb@dfki.de.

Contact:
Corporate Communications Bremen
Phone: +49 421 178 45-4121
Mail: uk-hb@dfki.de  

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last updated 19.02.2021
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