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Transfer Center for Robotics in Everyday Life

Start: 08/2021

End: 04/2025

The RimA project is dedicated to the interaction between humans and robots in everyday life (German: Roboter im Alltag – RimA). It operates as a transfer center to support researchers and users of robotics in everyday life alike. This involves, for example, the transfer and evaluation of research and development on intuitive forms of interaction for service and assistance robots in different areas of application. However, the exchange between start-ups, BMBF-funded competence centers and other independent projects that deal with robotic solutions for daily living is also an important part of RimA’s agenda.

In the context of the digitalization of society, robots (for example as vacuum cleaners) are increasingly finding their way into our everyday lives. More and more service and assistance robots support people not only in their own homes or in healthcare, but also in public spaces. Enabling simple and natural interaction between humans and these robots is one of the central challenges of the future.

The goal of the transfer center coordinated by the FZI is to create a sustainable service robotics community that provides information about the state of the art and supports the development of new innovative robotics components, services, and applications. To achieve this, among other things, an overarching knowledge platform and robotics competitions are being launched.


Tristan Schnell

Department Manager
Division: Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering

Research focus

Applied Artificial Intelligence

In this research focus, the FZI prioritizes the topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as human and AI engineering. In addition, the FZI deals with questions on dedicated AI hardware and predictive AI.

Funding notice:
The RimA project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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