Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR)

The term »Anthropomatics« was coined by a Karlsruhe informatics professor as the science of symbiosis between human and humanoid and refers to a research field, which focuses on human-centered environments, with an aim to researching and developing people-friendly systems using informatics.

This is only possible if we have a basic understanding and the modelling of people e.g. in terms of anatomy, motorics, perception, behaviour and how information is processed.

Important topics at the institute are the multimodal interaction of people with technical systems, humanoid robots, industrial robitics and automotion, service robotics, medical robotics, language understanding, image perception, learning, recognising and understanding situations, generating knowledge through experience, formulating memory and sensor data processing in sensor networks.