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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 as a Public-Private Partnership. In the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence, DFKI is the leading research center in Germany. Based on application oriented basic research DFKI develops product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Research and development projects are conducted in fifteen research departments and research groups, nine competence centers and six living labs.


DFKI Laboratory Niedersachsen Plan-Based Robot Control

The Plan-Based Robot Control research department in Osnabrück develops algorithms for plan-based control of autonomous mobile robotic systems. Fields of research and development include 3D mapping and modeling, semantic sensor data interpretation, and generation and execution monitoring of action plans. Fields of application are, e.g., independently operating agricultural machines and driverless transport systems such as fork-lift trucks. The research department benefits from the basic application-oriented research of the Knowledge-Based Systems Group at the University of Osnabrück, headed by Prof. Joachim Hertzberg. Moreover, its researchers closely cooperate with companies from the region, such as the agricultural machinery manufacturers CLAAS and the Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik.


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