Welcome to the Institute for Artificial Intelligence!

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) is directed by Prof. Michael Beetz.

As a research institute, we conduct basic scientific research in the field of cognition-enabled robotics for everyday activities.

As part of the Faculty of Computer Science, we have a project-based teaching approach. Our hands-on projects in teaching include SuTuRoProjekt: SUTURO - sudo tidy-up-my-room, IntEL4CoRo and the annual EASE Fall School.

The IAI is member of the Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI) as well as the high-profile area Minds, Media and Machines (MMM) at the University of Bremen.


Funded projects
EASE (SFB 1320) is a collaborative research center for everyday activities.
IntEL4CoRo provides an interactive learning environment.
euROBIN is a European Network of Excellence that the IAI is part of.
REMARO develops a reliable and safe AI system for underwater robotics.
Tracebot enables robotic systems to understand what they do.
Internal projects
CRAM is a software toolbox for the implementation of autonomous robots.
KnowRob is a knowledge processing system for robots.
OpenEASE is a web-based knowledge service providing robot and human activity data.
GISKARD is a framework for constraint- and optimization-based robot motion planning and control.
RoboKudo is a perception framework targeted for robot manipulation tasks.

A full overview of our ongoing and completed projects can be found here.


Webinar on "The innovative Virtual Research Building (VRB) for AI-powered and cognition-enabled robotics"

𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲! We are taking part in AI Month mAI by Rise of AI (ki-deutschland.de) and cordially invite you to the upcoming event. One month. One mission. Make AI accessible.

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2024/05/16 08:12

A recap of the AI Innovation Made in Bremen event

On April 9th, we had the opportunity to host the “TZI Roadshow: KI Innovation made in Bremen” event in our facilities. The event kicked off with inspiring welcome speeches from the University of Bremen’s Chancellor, Frauke Meyer, and Bremen’s Senator for Environment, Climate, and Science, Kathrin Moosdorf. Both highlighted the transformative impact of AI, especially its potential to revolutionize the Bremen region.

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2024/04/18 06:39

Robotics Start-Up Ubica Wins Award for Innovative Strategies in Retail

We are celebrating an important award with the robotics start-up Ubica Robotics, which was spun out from the IAI: The ZukunftHandel Award, an initiative of the German Retail Association, honours outstanding examples of forward-thinking strategies in retail. The jury was convinced by Ubica’s digital twins as an innovative and practice-oriented solution that saves time and money in retail.

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2023/12/07 09:11


A detailed description of most courses can be found in the Online Module Handbook of the Department.

If you are looking for lectures from past semesters, take a look at our Lecture archive.

Besides lectures and projects, we also offer thesis assignments and jobs for student research assistants. If you are interested, you can find more information here.

Prof. Dr. hc. Michael Beetz PhD
Head of Institute

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Andrea Cowley
assistant to Prof. Beetz

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