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Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics; High Performance Humanoid Technologies, Chair Prof. Asfour
Adenauerring 2, Building 50.20
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-48277

Email: sekretariat asfourVzf8∂anthropomatik kit edu

Welcome to H²T

The Humanoid Robotics Systems - High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H²T) at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics of the Department of Informatics, focuses on 24/7 humanoid robotics technologies and systems able to predict, act and interact in the real world and perform a wide variety of tasks. The major research topics of the group include humanoid mechanoinformatics and design, grasping and dexterous manipulation, goal-directed imitation learning, active vision and active touch, multimodal exploration, modelling and analysis of human motion, software and hardware architectures and system integration. H2T is led by professor Tamim Asfour who was leading the humanoid research group at the Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab (HIS) since 2003 and is developing the ARMAR humanoid robot family.



Chinese Students visited H2T
Friday, 09.02.2018

A group of middle-school students from Tsinghua University High School International (THSI) in Beijing visited our lab. Professor Asfour gave a talk to the research on Humanoid Robot in H2T. The students had a chance to have a close look at Humanoid Robot family ARMAR. 

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Lego Mindstorms practical course: Final Race
Monday, 05.02.2018

The final race for the mindstorms practical course took place. In this practical course students build a mobile robot using Lego and program it to master different ostacles. In the last session of the practical course the students robots participated in a well-attended race through the parcours.

Link to the practical course

Robotik-AG at CyberForum
Wednesday, 31.01.2018

The CyberForum hosted an event for students, kids, professionals and employers. On this occasion the Robotik-AG of the Goethe-Gymnasium showed what they have learned and programmed during the last two years. The pupils programmed the humanoid robot Nao of Aldebaran SoftBank Robotics. More information for the event can be found here.

ARMAR-6 in the English Press
Thursday, 11.01.2018

"The Guardian" and "The Daily Mail" published in their online news an article about the new ARMAR-6 robot, which can help warehouse workers complete tasks using artificial intelligence.

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Go to the Daily Mail article

Innotruck visits H2T
Thursday, 11.01.2018

The BMBF-Initiative Innotruck visited H2T. The award winner and her daughter came to see our labs and made some experiments with the robot NAO.

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ARMAR-6 in the Heise News
Friday, 19.01.2018

Heise online reports in its newsticker about the new ARMAR-6 robot developed at H2T.

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ARMAR-6 in the media
January 2018

The first press release featuring the humanoid robot ARMAR-6, developed at H2T, was launched. The robot is part of the EU-funded SecondHands research project and currently being used for research activities at OCADO Technology near London.

Article in IEEE Spectrum

Overview of press coverage

Publication in Science Robotics
Wednesday, 20.12.2017

The taxonomy of whole-body support poses developed at H²T has been presented in the article "A whole-body support pose taxonomy for multi-contact humanoid robot motions" published in Science Robotics.

Article in KIT-Kompakt
Exam dates The exam dates for WS 17/18 and SS 2018 are online. Exam dates
Promotion Peter Kaiser
Promotion Peter Kaiser
Thursday, 21.12.2017

Dipl.-Inform. Peter Kaiser has gained his PhD degree. Congratulations from all his colleagues.


Foto Promotion Peter Kaiser
Presentation at NIPS Symposium
Thursday, 07.12.2017

The work "Parameter Space Noise for Exploration" by Plappert et al. has been presented at the Deep Reinforcement Learning Symposium within the NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, California.

Open House Day
Thursday, 22.11.2017

Within the European Robotics Week the High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab invited everybody to an open house day.

The humanoid robots of the ARMAR-family demonstrated their skills in an everyday environment by doing typical tasks and interacting with humans. Besides there was the possibility to interact personally with the humanoid robot NAO.

Bogy Praktikum 2018

Der Lehrstsuhl für Hochperformante Humanoide Technologien (H²T) bietet Schülerinnen und Schülern der Klassenstufe 9 und 10 die Möglichkeit eine Woche lang im Rahmen des Berufsorientierenden Praktikums für Gymnasien (BOGY) in die Robotik reinzuschnuppern.

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