Welcome to the Institute for Artificial Intelligence!

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) directed by Prof. Michael Beetz is part of the Faculty of Computer Science and member of the Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen.

Open Lab Day

Open Door of the IAI Lab

On the 28th of June 2018, we will open the doors to our lab in cooperation with our pupil project SMILE. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our research and see live demonstrations of our robots and virtual reality experiments.

All interested people are invited to visit our lab on the 28th of June, 2018 between 11:00 and 17:00. Our address and information on how to get to the lab can be found on the Contact page.

2018/06/27 12:39

Stand at the Automatica

Our team was present at the Automatica to collected data from random participants in virtual reality scenarios. The more data we collect, the more variations on the executed tasks we can analyze!

Three tasks were investigated:

  • doing the dishes (Kitchen)
  • setting the table (Dinning room)
  • vacuum cleaning (Living room)

Thank you to more than 200 participants!

2018/06/27 10:08

Talk by Moritz Tenorth

On Tuesday, 29th May 2018, former colleague Moritz Tenorth from magazino visited and gave a talk.


In his talk, Moritz talked about some of the recent developments at the Munich-based startup Magazino. Magazino develops and builds perception-controlled, mobile robots for intralogistics. With Magazinos technology individual objects can be identified on the shelf and localized via 2D and 3D cameras, securely grasped and finally placed precisely at their destination. Moritz also talked about some of his personal lessons learned during his transition from an academic to a startup working environment.


Dr. Moritz Tenorth is currently the CTO of the Munich-based robotics startup Magazino. Before joining Magazino in 2015, we was working as a Post-Doc in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen. During his PhD at TU Munich, he investigated knowledge representation and processing technology for robotics, and developed the KnowRob framework.

2018/06/05 08:54

ICRA 2018

We are happy to announce that the talk held by our team member Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu , whose paper “The Exchange of Knowledge Using Cloud Robotics” ( Asil Kaan Bozcuoğlu, Gayane Kazhoyan, Yuki Furuta, Simon Stelter, Michael Beetz, Kei Okada and Masayuki Inaba) was finalist for the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics and for the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Service Robotics. The EASE Workshop at the ICRA 2018 was a great success too!

2018/05/24 10:01

Girl's Day 2018

Girl's Day Picutre

Yesterday we had very special guests for the Girls’ Day 2018 at our Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It is the day of the year where young girls explore different professional fields and get inspired by other women, who shape their fields of work in a very passionate way. It was our main goal to demonstrate to these girls that they will be part of a very exciting future, where their contribution will certainly matter.

Seventeen girls of different ages, ranging from 10 to 14 years old, and different schools had the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of robotics and artificial intelligence. A diverse program was organized to provide them an overall overview of our promising research activities and projects. The girls were engaged in very interesting discussions about the various fields of informatics and robotics. They were highly fascinated by our little robot “Pepper”, which succeeded in showing them how fun and entertaining robotics can be. In our virtual reality environment, they learned how teaching robots new actions can be solved in a very playful way. Overall the girls were very impressed and developed a greater interest to the fields of informatics and robotics.

2018/04/27 16:43