Universitšt Bonn: Autonomous Intelligent SystemsInstitute for Computer Science VI: Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Lab Cognitive Robotics (MA-INF 4304)

Seminar Cognitive Robotics  (MA-INF 4211)

Projektgruppe Kognitive Robotik (BA-INF 051)

Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke

First organizational meeting: Friday, 12.02.21 13:00 via Zoom: Link (Meeting ID 968 3869 7004, Passcode: cognitive)

BASIS registration: Will be announced during the organizational meeting. Places are limited and will be assigned randomly.

Work phase in the lecture-free period: 01.03.21 - 19.03.21

Presentations: 26.03.21

Cognitive robotics is an active research area at the border between artificial intelligence and robotics.

It investigates and tries to implement in technical systems mental functions, which are associated with intelligence.
This covers the perception of the environment, action planning, and learning.

In this block course, the students will implement algorithms for the control of our cognitive robots. This time, we will focus on the tasks set by the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Challenge. Students will be able to use robotic arms (Franka Emika Panda) and a mobile base in hands-on work.


The students will work in small groups.

The lab is a good preparation for writing a Master's thesis in the Autonomous Intelligent Systems group.

Active participants will have the opportunity to join our Avatar team.


- Good programming skills in C/C++ or some other object-oriented programming language.

- Knowledge in robotics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning is helpful.

Universitšt Bonn, Institute for Computer Science, Departments: I, II, III, IV, V, VI