Summer School – Applied Artificial Intelligence in Robotics

AI in robotics applications

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The first international summer school on “Applied Artificial Intelligence in Robotics” will take place from August 12 to 16, 2019 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Karlsruhe is a wonderful German city and a hotspot for AI and robotics! Take a look at our robotics YouTube channel to get an impression of what we do.

The FZI Living Lab Service Robotics will give you the chance to really use new AI technologies and get a week of hands-on experience with interesting robotic platforms. The event will be organised as a set of small, focused teams (2-3) to solve the challenges of a robotic mission:

Whether it be a search-and-recover application on our mobile Husky platform, a robot team with our drones or force-based assembly with a UR robot. Our team of experts will introduce you to the different facets of applied artificial intelligence and support you in the realisation.

Event location

Our international summer school will take place at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, our organising partner for the event location. This fantastic, inspiring location brings together art and media in the centre of the city.



The number of participants of our summer school is  limited to 18. The summer school aims to support the exchange of experience for current master students, PhD students and postdocs in the domains of robotics, machine learning or similar fields of research.

The fee of 200 EUR covers the following:

  • Registration
  • Lunch
  • Social and networking events
  • Roboticist convenience such as snacks and beverages

We recommend to bring your personal computer. Furthermore, we willprovide a limited number of laptops and of course the necessary hardware and infrastructure for all participants to work on the robots.

What we expect from you:

  • A short letter of application, describing your scientific focus and expectations
  • An additional estimate of your experience working with robot frameworks and AI/machine learning techniques

Deadline: Please send your application to Tristan Schnell at schnell@fzi.de until 15.07.2019.


The fee does not cover any accommodation. If you need help with the accommodation, feel free to contact us.

About the FZI

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment.

The summer school was initiated in the course of KARAMEL3, a project which aims at helping students in the fields of machine learning by organising events and challenges.

http://www.karamel3.de/ (German webpage)