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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 asfourHxq5∂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.



Girls' Day
Girls' Day 2017 @ H²T

During this years' Girls' Day on 27.04.2017, H²T invited interested visitors to our lab.
We explained what is meant by "anthropomatics" and presented our humanoid robots ARMAR-IIIa, ARMAR-IIIb, ARMAR-4 and the wearable robot KIT-EXO-1.
More information about the Girls' Day at the KIT Department for Informatics can be found here.

CeBIT: Symposium "Robotics in the 21st Century"

 Robotics experts from leading universities in Germany will discuss at CeBIT in Hannover current trends, newest achievements and future opportunities of robotics in the 21st century with special focus on human-machine interaction. The symposium will take place on March 22, 2017 (Hall 6 Konferenzforum Future Talk and Convention Center hall A3).

KIT im Rathaus

Das KIT oder genauer gesagt das KIT-Zentrum Information - Systeme - Technologien (KCIST) hat sich am 25. Januar 2017 im Rathaus von Karlsruhe und damit der Karlsruher Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Forscher des KCIST gaben einen Überblick über neue Forschungsaktivitäten am KIT im Bereich "Big Data und künstliche Intelligenz". Ein Bericht zu dieser Veranstaltung ist zu finden im Amtsblatt der Stadt Karlsruhe "StadtZeitung" vom 3. Februar 2017.

Bilder zur Veranstaltung

Videos auf DIVA

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KIT Motion-Language Dataset released

With the KIT Motion-Language Dataset, H²T released an open large-scale dataset for linking human whole-body motion with natural language, which has been created using crowdsourcing.

Link to the Paper

Link to the Press Release of the Journal Publisher

Xperience Video in IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum presents the results of the EU project Xperience, in which the humanoid robot ARMAR-III sets the table and prepares dinner in collaboration with a human.

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Humanoids 2016: Best Oral Paper Award Finalist

Our paper "Enriched Manipulation Action Semantics for Robot Execution of Time Constrained Tasks" was nominated as Finalist for the Best Oral Paper Award at Humanoids 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Eren Aksoy and all contributors! 

Heise online Interview
Humanoids 2016 Artikel auf Heise

Heise online reports in its newsticker about the Humanoids 2016 conference Cancun / Mexico. In this article there is also an interview with Prof. Tamim Asfour.

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Promotion Ömer Terlemez
New PhD Ömer Terlemez

Dipl.-Inform. Ömer Terlemez has gained his PhD degree on November 2, 2016.

Congratulations from all his colleagues.

Photo PhD Ömer Terlemez
Award for Matthias Plappert

On the occasion of the KIT campus day "Lehre^Forschung" on Oct. 14th, 2016, Matthias Plappert has been awarded a prize for outstanding student research activities. His work with the title "Statistical Inference between Human Motion and Natural Language" has been conducted at H²T within the Praxis der Forschung course.

Image dpa: Ole Spata
Robotics in the 21st Century: Challenges and Promises

 Heise online reports in its news about the international workshop "Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises" , held on September 25th -28th, 2016 in Göttingen.

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Promotion Manfred Kröhnert
New PhD Manfred Kröhnert

Dipl.-Inform. Manfred Kröhnert has gained his PhD degree on July 22, 2016.

Congratulations from all his colleagues.

Photo PhD Manfred Kröhnert
David Schiebener
New PhD David Schiebener

Dipl.-Inform. David Schiebener has gained his PhD degree on June 21, 2016.

Congratulations from all his colleagues.

Photo PhD David Schiebener
DGR Days 2016

 The DGR Days 2016, an event of the German Robotics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik, DGR ),  will be held on June 29-30 2016, in conjuction with RoboCup 2016 , in Leipzig. The goal is to create a forum for academic exchange and foster a visible and interdisciplinary robotics community in Germany. A DGR Round Table  will complement the program on June 30 - July 1, 2016.

Artificial Intelligence
Article in "Süddeutsche Zeitung" - Series: Artificial Intelligence

On February 25, 2016 the newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" published an article in its category "Artificial Intelligence" about the teaching kitchen at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics entitled "Armar-IIIa bringt ein Glas Saft".

Article in "Süddeutsche Zeitung"
SWR1 Leute Baden-Württemberg

On December 16, 2015 Prof. Tamim Asfour was guest at the radio station SWR1 in the program "SWR1 Leute Baden-Württemberg".  The corresponding german audio recording can be retrieved here.

Link to Audio Recording
Made in Südwest
Documentary "Made in Südwest" - Smart machines and robotic research at KIT in Karlsruhe

On March 4, 2015, as part of the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe, the SWR German television channel released a documentary film about the research done at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics. Check out the video (in German) following the link.(show movie)