Research group Robotics (Faculty 3) and Robotics Innovation Center (DFKI Bremen)

The Robotics Innovation Center (RIC), headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, develops mobile robot systems which are able to solve complex tasks on land, under water, in the air or in space. These design concepts benefit from the variety of nature: climb-ing/walking four-, six-, or eight-legged robots, snake-like underwater vehicles, and two-armed transport robots resemble patterns from a natural environment, combining advantages of new materials with successfully evolved forms of locomotion and forms.

Benefiting from the basic application-oriented research of the Robotics Group at the University of Bremen headed by Prof. Frank Kirchner, scientists at the RIC develop applicable solutions for underwater robotics, space robotics, logistic, production, and consumer (LPC), Search and Rescue (SAR) systems, security robotics, and cognitive robotics.

In the framework of direct industrial orders or publicly funded joint projects, the Robotics Innovation Center designs and realizes intelligent, cognitively adequate robot systems as well as entire complex, integrated systems for a variety of applications, focusing on a rapid transfer of results of basic research into real-world applications. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) with facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, and Bremen and a project office in Berlin is the largest research center in the field of artificial intelligence worldwide.

Homepage RIC

Homepage AG Robotik

Robert-Hooke-Strasse 1
28359 Bremen
Phone: 49-421-178 45-6550
Fax: 49-421-178-45-4150

Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner
Phone: 49-421-178 45-4101
Fax: 49-421-178 45-6600