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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.

NDR Radio Feature on Societal Impacts of Robots

In its scientific radio feature “Logo - Das Wissenschaftsmagazin”, broadcasted on the 5th of February, the NDR radio station addressed the question of societal impacts of autonomous robots. In the feature entitled “Helfer oder Konkurrenten?” (“Assistants or Competitors?”) Michael Beetz emphasized the novel opportunities of robots in the healthcare domain. The feature is available as an audio stream: http://www.ndr.de/info/Helfer-oder-Konkurenten,audio271770.html

RoboSherlock released

www.robosherlock.org

We are happy to announce that the core implementation of our perception framework, RoboSherlock, is now available as an open source project. RoboSherlock is based on the principle of unstructured information management, and offers a unified framework for integrating multiple perception experts, that hypothesize about images, annotate them and finally test and rank these annotations. For more information visit the project website at www.robosherlock.org

Google Open Source Blog Feature

After the Google Summer of Code 2015 was concluded, Google started to feature selected members of the 137 open source organizations that took part in the GSoC 2015 program on their open source blog. After having had a very positive experience during GSoC 2014, our institute offered four projects within the Summer of Code this year.

We are pleased to announce that, as the first organization, the Institute of Artificial Intelligence is featured on Google's blog to describe impressions from this year's project period. You can find the link to the full blog post here.

Worldwide RoboHow Media Attention

We are pleased to announce that the RoboHow EU project coordinated by the Institute for Artificial Intelligence has received major attention in media-outlets all over the world, including the MIT Technology Review and the International Business Times. While the review demonstrations from year 2 (pancake baking) and year 3 (pizza making) are the main focus, all aspects of RoboHow's autonomous robot activity is described in detail in over 50 different articles worldwide.

Click here to view an interactive map, showing where in the world news media is reporting on RoboHow's research success.

IAI's Raphael makes popcorn for Bild Zeitung

When journalist from Bild magazine visited our lab at Institute for Artificial Intelligence they were amazed about Raphael's cognitive abilities. They are relating their experience into an article describing how Raphael is cooking popcorn. Popcorn Demo is one of the first activities which our PR2 robot, Raphael, is able to perform fully autonomously. While preforming it Raphael is running a task execution framework which is coordinating the navigation, perception and manipulation routines.

Bild magazine is one of the most popular magazine in Germany. It was a pleasure for us to welcome them in our lab.