Angewandte Technisch-Kognitive Systeme/en
The research focuses on technologies of applied machine intelligence. Based on fundamental research new systems such as autonomous service robots, autonomous vehicles or assistance systems with cognitive capabilities are to be realized. The use of these so-called technical-cognitive systems takes place primarily in the context of highly automated, efficient and intermodal mobility; connected, automated production and logistics as well as the interactive support of the user in everyday situations.
Perception, situation assessment as well as decision making are the primarily addressed basics of machine intelligence. Methods for machine learning and probabilistic inference are thereby researched and applied for all components. The holistic use of neural methods in the areas of adaptive perception and behavioral decision making is being accounted for in the long term with the newly formed research focus of neurorobotics. Procedures for system evaluation and validation form an additional focus in the context of applied research. Autonomous vehicles like CoCar and CoCar-Zero, mobile robots such as the assistant robot Hollie, the walking robot Lauron or the inspection robot Cairo thereby form valuable integration and evaluation platforms for applied research. They are developed in close cooperation with the FZI and used for joint research and teaching.