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Jacobs University Bremen
Robotics Group
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen

Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 200 3113
Fax.: +49 (0) 421 200 3103


Jacobs University Bremen is a new private research university patterned after the Anglo-Saxon university system. The university was founded in 1999. It has an international student body with ca. 1400 students from over 100 nations, admitted in a highly selective process.


Robotics research started under the directions of Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk with the very beginning of research and teaching activities at Jacobs University in September 2001. The Jacobs Robotics Group has significant research expertise in using unmanned technologies in safety, security, and rescue operations. The group has participated with ground, marine and aerial robots in several field tests related to Civil Security, especially evaluation exercises organized by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in the context of the European Land Robot Trials (ELROB).


The Jacobs Robotics Group also contributes to standardization activities, among others in the ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications; Operational Equipment; Robots (ASTM E54.08.01). Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk is the European co-chair of the Technical Committee on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.




(selected recent projects)


Response Robots Performance Evaluation

Partner: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Financed by: Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst (DAAD)


Learning of 3-Dimensional Maps of Unstructured Environments on a Mobile Robot

Financed by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


Marine robotic system of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes (MORPH)

Financed by: EU FP7 ICT-2 Cognitive Systems, Robotics, Interaction

Partners: Instituto Superior Technico, Atlas Elektronik, Consiglio delle Ricerche, Universitat de Girona, Instituto do mar, Institut francais de recherché pour l’exploitation de la mer - IFREMER, Technische Universität Ilmenau, NATO Undersea Research Centre


Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (Co3-AUVs)

Financed by: EU FP7 ICT-2 Cognitive Systems, Robotics, Interaction

Partners: Integrated Systems for Marine Environment, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Graal Tech

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