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.


Enabling everyone to explore real robotics – online

Save the date to get to know the IAI's interactive learning environment for everyday robotics in an online workshop as part of this year's European Robotics Week hosted by the European Robotics Forum.

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2023/11/13 12:52

A recap of the EASE Fall School 2023

In the week from September 11 to 15, it was time for the EASE Fall School again: Experienced researchers and industry partners provided insights into cognition-enabled robotics for everyday activities at the EASE Fall School, organized by the Collaborative Research Center EASE.

The EASE Fall School is an annual intensive one-week programme aimed specifically at young researchers interested in the field of cognition-enabled robotics.
Lectures and interactive workshops provide knowledge and skills in AI and robot manipulation relevant to cognition-enabled everyday activity robotics. In addition, social and cultural activities around the academic program provide variety and offer the opportunity to get to know the city of Bremen a bit – this year, for example, on a tour of the Becks brewery and a visit to the IAI spin-off UBICA.

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2023/10/12 13:11

New CoAI Joint Research Center explores co-constructive artificial intelligence

We are pleased to be able to further strengthen our research collaborations with our partner universities Bielefeld and Paderborn in the “Joint Research Center on Cooperative and Cognition-enabled AI” (CoAI).
The Center will investigate how artificial intelligence systems that perceive and act can learn to understand and reflect on their own behavior and the behavior of other agents to enable co-construction. Together with our research partners at the universities of Bielefeld and Paderborn, we aim to generate new potential for human-machine interaction and learning and are striving for an AI paradigm that informs and is informed by our understanding of human intelligence.

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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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