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 comitted 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).