Our research group

The focus of the research is on technologies of applied machine intelligence. Based on the exploration of fundamentals, new technical systems such as autonomous vehicles, autonomous service robots, or assistance systems with cognitive capabilities are to be realized. The application of these so-called technical-cognitive systems primarily occurs in the context of highly automated, efficient, and intermodal mobility, connected automated production and logistics, as well as interactive user support in everyday situations.

The fundamental aspects of machine intelligence being addressed are primarily natural language processing, machine perception, situational understanding, and behavioral decision-making. Methods of machine learning and probabilistic inference are researched and applied to all components. Procedures for system evaluation and validation form an additional focus within the framework of applied research. Autonomous vehicles such as CoCar NextGen, CoCar, and CoCar-Zero, autonomous shuttles like Anna and Ella, mobile robots such as the assistance robot Hollie, the Lauron walking machines, or the inspection robot Kairo provide valuable integration and evaluation platforms for applied research. They are further developed in close cooperation with the FZI and used for joint research and teaching.


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