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.

Finalist at ICAR'17

We are pleased to announce that our joint paper with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics,DLR:

* Storing and Retrieving Perceptual Episodic Memories for Long-term Manipulation Tasks, Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Maximilian Durner and Michael Beetz

has been selected as an ICAR 2017 best paper award finalist.

The paper presents a robotic perception system that generates perceptual episodic memories during the execution of a task. To allow easy retrieval of these memories we introduce an object and scene description language that serves as a layer of abstraction between the structure of the perception logs and the semantic interpretation of these. The description language can be used through a query interface to retrieve specific parts of the generated episodic memory. The purpose of the proposed system is two-fold: to enable on-line retrospection and specialized training of perception routines and to enable researchers to interactively explore perception results.

2017/06/14 14:28

DFG has approved funding for EASE

We are very happy that the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has approved funding for the collaborative research center 'Everyday Activity Science and Engineering' (EASE). In EASE we will investigate the design, realization, and analysis of information processing models that enable robotic agents (and humans) to master complex human-scale manipulation tasks that are mundane and routine. EASE not only investigates action selection and control but also the methods needed to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence required for flexible, reliable, and efficient mastery of these activities. Please visit the new EASE project website http://ease.informatik.uni-bremen.de/ for further information.

2017/05/26 15:10

Meet us at ICRA'17!

We are happy to announce three accepted papers at this year's ICRA conference in Singapore, 29.05.17-02.06.17:

Michael Beetz is also an invited speaker at the workshop on AI Planning and Robotics: Challenges and Methods. He will give a talk on Robot planning for the mastery of human-scale everyday manipulation tasks on Monday, May 29, 13:30-14:00.

See you in Singapore!

2017/05/25 11:41

IAI Press Coverage

We are pleased to announce that the activities of the IAI have been recently covered by many important media sources including the Spiegel, n-tv and the AD from the netherlands. The articles gave an insight into one of our research areas, which is the domain of everyday activities on different robot platforms. Beside our research on this topic, the articles also mention our open research platform openEASE, which enables researchers worldwide to work with episodic memories gathered from various robots.

2017/04/04 16:07

openEASE at CeBIT 2017

Dealing with knowledge is a crucial requirement for autonomous service robots which are meant to perform complex tasks in everyday activities.

Nowadays humans will teach robots the necessary knowledge directly to make them competent in a specific task. Enabling robots to teach themselves by exchanging knowledge with other robots is the goal of our software platform openEASE.

The IAI will present openEASE at the CeBIT 2017, which is the biggest IT expo in the world. You can find us in Hall 8, booth E01 from the 22nd to 24th of March 2017.

Press releases:

2017/03/20 14:58