DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH (Germany)
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit public-private partnership and now has around 40 Million annual turnover and 500 full time employees. It has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, a project office in Berlin. It the largest European research center devoted solely to Artificial Intelligence and its applications. Research and development projects are conducted in seventeen research departments and research groups, which cover a broad range of AI related areas: from Deep Learning fundamentals through Robotics, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and autonomous driving to Human Computer Interaction. Funding is received from government agencies like the European Union, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the German Federal States and the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as from direct cooperation with industrial partners. Beyond academic excellence DFKI sees its mission in making real world impact and facilitating effective transfer of cutting-edge technology to European industry. Since its founding in 30 years ago 60-spin-off companies have resulted from DFKI projects.
Role in the Project
DFKI will lead WP6 for integrating, validating, and evaluating the STAR platform. In WP5, DFKI will also focus on human activity and state recognition including movement trajectory prediction to be later used to define safe zones for the mobile robot. Later, the path calculation results will be compared against multiple used approaches. The SmartFactory-KL lab will provide a use case and demonstrator for the STAR project to deploy, test, and validate the algorithms.