General Info

The Robotics group started at the very beginning of academic activities at Jacobs University in fall 2001. Much like Jacobs itself as a novel, highly selective institution in the German university landscape, the robotics group is committed to excellence in research. The group is truly international with English as working language. Jacobs University was called International University Bremen (IUB) before 2007; you may hence find the name IUB for example in older publications on this website.

Jacobs Robotics is embedded in the research focus area Mobility with teaching activites in the department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. Jacobs University offers the flagship BSc program Intelligent Mobile Systems (IMS), which is especially suited for students interested in robotics and intelligent systems.

The research of the group focuses on Autonomous Systems. The expertise in this field ranges from the development of embedded hardware over mechatronics and sensors to high-level software. On the basic research side of autonomous systems, 3D perception and world-modeling as well as cooperation are core themes of robotics research at Jacobs University. The systems developed here are used in various domains, including marine robotics, logistics, and safety, security and rescue robots (SSRR).


Feature in TV News Magazine "buten un binnen"

14 Jan 2016
The Radio Bremen TV News Magazine "buten un binnen" shows feature on work of Jacobs Robotics on underwater human robot interaction based on gesture communication.

Human Divers Signal Underwater Robots What to Do

17 Oct 2015
The EU project “Cognitive Autonomous Diving budDY” (CADDY) has successfully finished field trials in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. The Jacobs Robotics Group is researching within CADDY new processes to enable interactions between underwater robots and human divers for assistance during complex underwater missions.

IROS Technical Tour

28 Sep 2015
The Jacobs Robotics Lab presents itself a part of the technical tour to Bremen of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

Successful final field trials in the EU-project MORPH: Cutting Edge Co-operative Underwater Robotics System in the Azores

12 Sep 2015
From 31 August to 11 September 2015, the Center of IMAR of the University of the Azores hosted the final field trials of a new type of robotics-based distributed sensor system, aimed at affording marine scientists and commercial operators a revolutionary tool for marine habitat mapping in complex underwater 3D environments. The trials form the ultimate project demonstration of the EC research project Marine Robotic System of Self-Organising, Logically Linked Physical Nodes (MORPH).

Kick-off for EU-funded research project DexROV: Driver Assistance for Underwater Robots for the Oil and Gas Industry

17 Mar 2015
Robotics experts from Jacobs University will be working together with European colleagues on a new EU-funded project to add more automated functions to underwater robots used in off-shore oil and gas production. Named ‘Driver Assistance for Underwater Robots for the Oil and Gas Industry’ (DexROV), the project is funded by the EU within the H2020 framework in the area ‘Bluegrowth’. The consortium, which is helmed by the Belgian company Space Applications Services, consists in seven partners from six countries, of which four are companies and three are research institutions. Jacobs University is funded with €653,000 within DexROV.