Research Topics

Robotics

Robots can not only perform complex activities in places where it is dangerous, unreasonable, or unhealthy for humans, but are increasingly being used in collaborative teams to carry out sensitive tasks together with people. Here, computer scientists and designers work in interdisciplinary teams with biologists, mathematicians, computer linguists, industrial designers, electrical engineers, physicists and psychologists. The design of the robots corresponds to the latest findings in mechatronics. The programming is based on complex, massively parallel embedded system solutions.

News

After 13 years of successful research work as a team leader at the Robotics Innovation Center of the DFKI, Prof. Dr. Elsa A. Kirchner has now accepted…

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Whether in the factory, in the operating room or on Mars – the areas of application for modern robots are extremely diverse. This places enormous…

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Seit dem 1. September 2021 hat Dr. Stefan Stiene eine Professur für intelligente Agrarsysteme an der Hochschule Osnabrück inne. Nach über 10 Jahren…

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Projects

PlantMap

The PlantMap project goal is a high-resolution spatiotemporal 3D map representation of individual plants –

the PlantMap. Such a map will be filled with plant data taken by autonomous robots navigating…

selective management of harmful and non-harmful weeds using artificial intelligence

The spontaneous vegetation that accompanies arable farming (generally referred to as (un)harmful weeds) can lead to major yield losses if not controlled. However, of the approximately 350 plant…

Human-Machine Interaction Modeling for Continuous Improvement of Robot Behavior

The current developments in digitalization, AI-based data processing, and powerful hardware lay the groundwork for

future embodied AI assistants. These intelligent robots must be versatile, adaptive…

Modular components as Building Blocks for application-specific configurable space robots

For service operations on satellites or the exploration of foreign planets, robotic systems will be of particular interest in the future, as they are relatively inexpensive compared to manned space…

Robot-assisted charging and power management in private and public parking spaces

The ChargePal project aims at the research and practical testing of self-sufficient mobile DC charging robots with integrated high-performance batteries as well as their intelligent network…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz