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Presentation on "Underwater Human Robot Interaction (U-HRI)" at BTS

29 Sep 2021
Slides from the BTS 2021 presentation on "Underwater Human Robot Interaction (U-HRI)" are available for download.

Results of an International Survey on Robotics Labs during CoViD19

27 Sep 2021
The results of an international survey on the impact of CoViD19 on robotics labs and other forms of hands-on education are now published in an article in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), which is Open Access. Among others, there is evidence that there is a potentially long-lasting impact, i.e., that instructors report an expectation of changes to be permanent.

Digitization of Cultural Heritage: 3D Maps of the Submarine Bunker Valentin

27 May 2020
It was the largest armament project of the German war navy: Built mainly by forced laborers, the submarine bunker Valentin in Bremen-Farge is a noticeable reminder of the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship. An interdisciplinary research project at Jacobs University is digitally surveying the ruins, which house a memorial, using air, ground and underwater robots. First results of the project are now available.

Growing Student Numbers and Excellent Results in International University Ranking

21 Nov 2019
Record growth at Jacobs University: At the beginning of the semester 2019/2020, the English-medium university welcomes over 610 new students to its campus in Bremen, the largest group of freshmen in its history to date. The high demand for the coveted study places is brought forward by the excellent international reputation of Jacobs University: According to the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2020, Jacobs University ranks among the 25 percent of the best universities worldwide.

Anca Dragan: The Robot Teacher

16 Apr 2018
Her university has produced 91 Nobel Prize winners, and just around the corner from her workplace, the heart of the digital transformation movement in Silicon Valley thrives. Here, close to San Francisco, is where the future takes shape – and Anca Dragan is playing a significant role in molding it. In Berkeley, at the University of California, the 30-year-old professor leads a research laboratory studying interaction between humans and robots. The Jacobs University graduate is teaching robots to anticipate human actions – and to behave with corresponding prudence.

Astronaut Thomas Reiter visits the Robotics Lab

28 Nov 2017
The astronaut Thomas Reiter, who is currently Interagency Coordinator and Advisor to the Director General at the European Space Agency (ESA), visited the Robotics Laboratory as part of his university lecture at Jacobs University. He attended different demonstrations of robotics experiments linked to machine perception in unstructured environments. The demonstrations included among others work in the context of planterary exploration, e.g., the ESA Lunar Robotics Challenge and the DLR Spacebot Cup. Thomas Reiter was very interested in the presented research and engaged in long conversations with the involved researchers. 

Making deep-sea underwater robots more effective: successful field trials in the Mediterranean sea

25 Jul 2017
Robotics experts from Jacobs University work together with European colleagues on an EU-funded project to add more automated functions to underwater robots used in the deep-sea, e.g., for scientific exploration or in off-shore oil and gas production. Named “Effective Dexterous ROV Operations in Presence of Communications Latencies (DexROV)”, the project is funded by the EU within the H2020 framework in the area “Bluegrowth”.

Former PhD-student/Postdoc Sören Schwertferger featured in New York Times

27 May 2017
Sören Schwertfeger is featured in an extensive article in the New York Times. Sören worked as PhD student and Postdoc in the Jacobs Robotics Group and he is now a Professor at Shanghai Tech University.

Visit by a delegation from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies (SIAT)

1 Apr 2016
A delegation of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) headed by the president of SIAT Professor Jianping Fan has recently visited Jacobs University to get an overview of the robotics research activities and to establish new collaboration in research and education.

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.