Research Topics

Autonomous Systems

Autonomous systems act independently, learn, solve complex tasks and can react to unpredictable events. This does not only refer to classical robots but also to intelligent machines, devices or software systems that are used in special areas in the interest of humans. For example, the mobility of the future will be determined by autonomous vehicles. Autonomous systems will also support disabled people in the domestic environment. In addition, they will be able to interact flexibly with workers in production and act independently where it is too dangerous for people. Artificial intelligence provides the key technologies in the areas of machine learning, cyber security and agile IT infrastructures that are crucial for the further development and use of autonomous systems.

News

As an interdisciplinary field of research, robotics is one of the most groundbreaking scientific fields of our time and has made great progress in…

Go to Article

Space rovers like Zhurong or Perseverance are currently exploring the surface of Mars. However, the systems are unable to penetrate scientifically…

Go to Article

During rescue operations, for example after the collapse of a building, the rescue workers must transport the necessary materials over the debris…

Go to Article

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…

Tangible reality - skilful interaction of user hands and fingers with real tools in mixed reality worlds

The goal of the GreifbAR project is to make mixed reality (MR) worlds, including virtual (VR) and augmented reality ("AR"), tangible and graspable by allowing users to interact with real and virtual…

ROLAND

The aim of the project is to design and develop a semi-autonomous, mobile system that is capable of harvesting fruit independent of human interaction. While robotic systems are currently used mainly…

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…

Robotic Material Transport in Damage Situations

The aim of the project is to design and develop a partially automated, mobile assistance robot to support material transport through impassable terrain. The main areas of application are rescue…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz