Forschungszentrum Informatik an der Universität Karlsruhe, Germany


The FZI is, as foundation under civil law a non-profit contract research organisation that concentrates its efforts on novel information technologies for providers of investment and consumer products, of production or business products and of information services.

The Department of Interactive Diagnosis and Service Systems (IDS) is strongly connected with the university research group, Industrial Applications of Informatics and Microsystems (IAIM) as Prof. Dillmann is the head of both institutes. IDS concentrates on the development of mobile service robots, humanoid robots, sensor systems, tele-diagnosis and technical inspection. In the field of mobile service robots the main focus of the work is on the development and control of highly flexible autonomous robotic platforms for everyday’s life environment and industrial application. The field of inspection and diagnosis concentrates on the determination and evaluation of the state of constructions and technical systems. The Department is involved in the EU funded projects Euron, RoboSense, CLAWAR, CommRob and as external consultant in ACODUASIS and COGNIRON. IDS has a long tradition, especially in the area of HW/SW control architectures, modular software frameworks, autonomous platforms, using biologically inspired and biomorphic design approaches. The main research objectives on humanoid robots have been the design and control of two arm anthropomorphic manipulation systems like the robot ARMAR and the integration of multimodal interaction.


  Team leader

     J. Marius Zöllner



     WP3 leader


  Main tasks

     observation and representation of bimanual manipulation
     execution reasoning for dual-arm manipulation tasks
     dual-arm manipulation task coordination and demonstration on ARMAR
     learning of new bimanual actions


Contact FZI
J. Marius Zöllner
Interactive Diagnosis and Service Systems
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


Double strike in one day 16.12.2013

What an incredible coincidence: two Ex-DEXMARTians were awarded on the very same day!

Best scientific computer science PhD thesis of 2012 01.08.2013

Prize for Sven Schmidt-Rohr of Karlsruhe University, Germany