Agile and intelligent: The “Donbot” robot is an in-house development.

© Jens Lehmkühler / U Bremen Research Alliance

Cognition, robotics, mediatized worlds – these are the three fields in which researchers explore the complex processes that determine human intelligence and perception. They are working on new intelligent and reliable systems that will enable a smooth exchange between humans and machines.

The high-profile area has earned an international reputation, not least grounded in the research field of spatial cognition developed in Bremen. The aim is to develop „Living Technologies“ based on the core cognitive elements found in products such as smartphones and domestic robots. Such artificial intelligence systems are not only intended to assist humans in everyday applications: At the same time, the high-profile area recognizes that humans must always have rights to data privacy and control over the use of their data.

The high-profile area “Minds, Media, Machines” operates across the borders of six Faculties of the University of Bremen and the U Bremen Research Alliance-partners German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Bremen (DFKI), DLR Institute of Space Systems, DLR Institute or the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures and Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS.

Institutions involved in this area:

Universität Bremen
Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing
German Aerospace Center – Institute of Space Systems
In­sti­tute for the Pro­tec­tion of Mar­itime In­fras­truc­tures
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence