KIT to showcase self-learning humanoid robot at CEBIT

Test Center for Autonomous Driving – Uncrackable Digital Wallet – Cloud Service Certification – Virtual Health Assistant – Quantum-based Prediction of Molecular Properties
Bundesforschungsministerin Anja Karliczek mit Professor Tamim Asfour (Foto: KIT/IAR) KIT/IAR
Federal Minister Anja Karliczek and Professor Tamim Asfour. (Photo: KIT/ Hans Haubert)
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Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg (Photo: Henning Stauch Photography)
Stefan Brangs (links), Staatsekretär im sächsischen Wirtschaftsministerium, und Thomas Hirth (rechts), Vizepräsident des KIT (Foto: KIT) KIT/Felix Mescoli
Stefan Brangs (left), Saxon Ministry of Economics, and professor Thomas Hirth (right), Vice President f the KIT (photo: KIT)
Lernwilliger Helfer: Der Assistenz-Roboter ARMAR 6 kann allein durch Beobachtung neue Fähigkeiten erwerben, Nutzer unterstützen und etwa Werkzeug reichen. (Bild:KIT/Laila Tkotz)
Eager to learn: the ARMAR-6 assistant robot can acquire new skills, support users and pass tools by observation alone. (Photo: KIT/Laila Tkotz)
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At their joint booth at CEBIT in Hanover (Hall 27, booth G52) from June 12 to 15, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will showcase an assistant robot for the industry that can learn to use tools by watching its human colleagues, a test center for autonomous driving, an electronic wallet that cannot be cracked by data thieves, a certification system for reliable cloud services, and other highly exciting research and startup projects.

ARMAR Assistant Robot: Number 6 is Learning

It’s normal for robots to be used in factories and warehouses these days. They carry out a variety of tasks such as picking, welding and assembling. But they are mostly specialized to perform a specific task and are separated from people by cages or barriers. ARMAR-6, however, can work together directly with its human colleagues. The youngest member in the family of humanoid robots based at KIT does not focus on a specific activity but can, for example, learn how to use new tools by observing people.

With its arms resembling human limbs, ARMAR-6 can literally give its colleagues a hand with a hammer or drill, pass them tools or assist in any other way. This works not only with a few preprogrammed tools; thanks to its artificial intelligence, the robotic aid is able to continuously improve its capabilities – through observation, linguistic instruction or from its own experience. That means that without additional programming it can be used in a variety of environments and can support people in their difficult and highly stressful tasks.

Full Text: Press Release 062/2018

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mex/ jf, 22.05.2018