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Jacobs Robotics Group investigates use of robots for underwater inspection of bridges during floods

15 Jan 2015
The Robotics Group at Jacobs University has just started with research on the development of an intelligent robot for the underwater inspection of bridges. This latest work forms part of the the project 'Vulnerability of Transportation Structures, Warning and Evacuation in Case of Major Inland Flooding (FloodEvac)'. Bridges in particular are critical transport infrastructures during flooding. On the one hand they are crucial for disaster response logistics and evacuations; on the other hand they tend to be strongly affected by the floods often becoming unusable.

Jacobs Robotics paper among Finalists for ICRA'14 Best Paper Award

1 Jun 2014
The paper "Representing and Solving Local and Global Ambiguities as Multimodal and Hyperedge Constraints in a Generalized Graph SLAM Framework" by Max Pfingsthorn and Andreas Birk made it at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) among the finalist for the best paper award.

Cognitive Robots for Logistics Solutions demonstrated at the CEMAT fair

22 May 2014
The Jacobs Robotics group very successfully demonstrated intelligent robotics solutions for logistics applications at CEMAT, the leading fair for intralogistics currently taking place in Hanover.

EU-Project MORPH: Underwater Robotics trials in Girona

22 Apr 2014
A number of autonomous underwater and surface vehicles from several European institutions including Jacobs University have just been tested in the waters off the Spanish Costa Brava.

New EU-project CADDY

11 Dec 2013
The Jacobs Robotics group contributes with its marine robotics research to the new EU-project "Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy (CADDY)".

Successful Participation in the SpacebotCup 2013

15 Nov 2013
The Jacobs Robotics group successfully participated in the Spacebot Cup 2013 where robots have to independently solve difficult tasks on a planet-simulated surface built into a motocross hall.

Underwater Robotics Trials in Toulon within the MORPH Project

19 Aug 2013
Tomorrow’s underwater robots were recently tested at the European Centre of Underwater Technologies, located at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) near Toulon in Southern France.

Jacobs Robotics qualifies for the SpaceBot Cup

16 Mar 2013
Jacobs Robotics is one of ten teams that qualified for the SpaceBot Cup.

Presentation at the Körber Foundation

20 Feb 2013
On 07. February 2013, the editor-in-chief of GEO Martin Meister and Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk of the Jacobs Robotics Group had a panel discussion on machine intelligence ("Forscher fragen: Maschinelle Intelligenz") at the Körber Forum in Hamburg, Germany.

Will robots dominate humanity in the future?

24 Sep 2012
As part of the Jacobs Kids University, on September 26th, Andreas Birk and Herbert Jaeger, will answer to the question "Will robots dominate humanity in the future?"