Knowledge computing and autonomous robots are the two core areas of research of Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems AIS. With its activities Fraunhofer AIS is vigorously contributing to the development of a sustained knowledge society, with pre-competitive research in the field of IT leading to application-oriented concepts and individual solutions for industrial, scientific and governmental clients.
Founded as an institute of GMD Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH (GMD Research Center Information Technology) in 1999 by Prof. Dr. Thomas Christaller, the AIS has meanwhile become an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In April 2002 Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel joined the head of AIS as its institute director. He is responsible for the Knowledge Computing part of the institute
In order to accomplish excellent research results, Fraunhofer AIS favors interdisciplinary and international cooperation. Research teams comprising computer scientists, neurobiologists, mathematicians, sociologists and geographers elaborate new scientific findings across the individual disciplines’ boundaries.
Fraunhofer AIS is fostering a variety of national and international cooperative relationships. Fraunhofer AIS is a member of the Fraunhofer Group Information and Communication Technology. Furthermore, Fraunhofer AIS is cooperating with universities from the region, particularly with the University of Bonn and the Technical University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Prof. Christaller is director of the GMD-Japan Research Laboratory in Kitakyushu, and he is also directing the Steinbeis Transfer Center IT Systems at Fraunhofer AIS.
Current research topics of Fraunhofer AIS are:
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