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In all areas of economy and society information plays a central role: We are surrounded by an increasing number of intelligent technical information systems which are equipped with capabilities like interaction, environmental awareness and self-adaptation.

The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies  (KCIST) investigates and designs complex adaptive, technical systems for a secure and efficient handling of information, based on competences like algorithmics, software engineering, cloud computing and scientific computing, secure communication systems, and big data technologies, as well as intuitive human-machine interfaces, human centered robotics, industrial robotics and automation. Hence, it bundles interdisciplinary competences across KIT-divisions, in particular from informatics, economics, electrical and mechanical engineering, information technology, as well as social science. The major objective of the center is to promote research and innovation as well as technology transfer between KIT and its partners in academia and industry both at a national and an international level.



New Year's speech by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann
January 1, 2020

In his New Year's speech, the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg talked about three impressive encounters in 2019, including one with Professor Tamim Asfour during his visit to the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT last November.

Text and video of the speech (German only)
Professor Thomas Zwick joins acatech
December 12, 2019

Professor Thomas Zwick, Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE), has become a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Further information (German only)

Winfried Kretschmann and Robert Habeck at IAR-H²T
November 22, 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019, Baden-Württemberg's Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and the Federal Chairman of the Green Party Robert Habeck visited the Chair of High Performance Humananoid Technologies (H²T) of the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR). During the visit, they gained insight into the current state of research on the topics of humanoid assistance robotics in households, collaborative humanoid robotics for industrial applications and intelligent hand prostheses and exoskeletons.

KIT press release (German only)
Professor Rüdiger Dillmann elevated to IROS Fellow
November, 2019

Professor Rüdiger Dillmann was awarded "IROS Fellow" at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) in Macao.

Open House Day at IAR 2019
November 20, 2019

The High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H²T) at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) will once again open its doors and give an insight into its current research in humanoid robots technologies within the framework of the European Robotics Week 2019.

Location: KIT, CS, Bldg. 50.20, Ground Floor

Time: 1 pm - 5 pm

Target audience: Anybody interested


KIT Team wins the NEO 2019 Innovation Prize
October 23, 2019

A team of the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT received the NEO 2019 Innovation Prize for HoloMed, a system designed to support the surgeon in the operating room. Thanks to the deployment of AI methods and augmented reality, HoloMed significantly enhances the precision when performing brain punctures.

The NEO Innovation Prize is awarded yearly by the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe.

KIT press release

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ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award for Professor Alexander Waibel
October 17, 2019

Professor Alexander Waibel (Interactive Systems Labs) recieved the ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award at the 2019 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction in Suzhou (Shanghai) China the 15-17 October. The Sustained Accomplishment Award is awarded each year at ICMI to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal/multimedia interaction.

ICMI 2019 website

ISRR 2019
October 6-10, 2019

The International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) 2019 will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. General Co-Chair is Professor Tamim Asfour (Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT). ISRR is one of the pioneering symposia in robotics worlwide and it promotes the development and dissemination of groundbreaking research and technological innovation in robotics with emphasis on its potential role to benefit humans.

ISRR 2019 website
Highest Award for Professor Dorothea Wagner
August 13, 2019

Professor Dorothea Wagner (Institute of Theoretical Informatics) received the Konrad Zuse Medal of the German Society of Comuputer Science (German: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.)  for her outstanding achievements in computer science.

KIT press release (German only)

Open House Day 2019 at KIT
June 29, 2019

Last Saturday the KIT Open House Day took place at Campus East. The KCIST was represented with its own tent and gave insights into current research areas regarding wearable robotics and informed about courses of studies in computer science. 

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ROBDEKON Opening Ceremony
June 25, 2019

The BMBF founded competence center ROBDEKON  (German abbrev. for Roboter für die Dekontamination in menschenfeindlichen Umgebungen) was officially inaugurated .

Further information about the opening ceremony (German only)

Project homepage (German only)

TV broadcast (German only)

SICK Science Award 2019
June 19, 2019

On 19 June 2019, KCIST awarded the SICK Science Award in cooperation with the KIT Foundation (German: KIT-Stiftung) in the framework of the "50 Years Informatics" ceremony.

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CYBATHLON Prosthesis Series & AsWeR 2019
May 16-18, 2019

Last week, from 17 - 18 May 2019, the CYBATHLON Powered ARM and LEG Prosthesis Series organized by the Chair of High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H2T) of the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) at KIT in collaboration with ETH Zurich took place.

Read More (German)

Highlight Clip (YouTube)
AgiProbot: Artificial Intelligence for future agile manufacturing
March, 2019

The AgiProbot project, founded by the Carls Zeiss Foundation, started on March 1, 2019. The goal of the project is the design of an agile production system that dynamically reacts to uncertain product specifications using artificial intelligence. The developed solutions will be tested in a demonstrator factory. The team, consisting of different KIT research groups, is coordinated by the KIT Institute of Production Science (wbk).

Project homepage (German only)

AsWeR19 - Call for Papers opened

The Call for Papers for the Symposium on Assistive and Wearable Robotic Technologies (AsWeR) is open. Extended abstracts can be submitted under the following link: https://easychair.org/cfp/AsWeR19 

AsWeR19 takes place at the Trade Fair Centre in Karlsruhe and is co-located with the CYBATHLON Prosthesis Series 2019 and the REHAB19. AsWeR19 and the CYBATHLON Prosthesis Series 2019 are both organized by KIT in cooperation with the CYBATHLON team of the ETH Zürich.

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Safer Internet Day 2019
Febraury 5, 2019

Under the motto "Together protecting the KIT IT Infrastructure ", the research group SECUSO (AIFB) together with SCC, KASTEL and ZML prepared new KIT specific, easy to understand information material on cyber security based on previous research results. The KIT Safer Internet Day 2019 team will present and distribute this material to the interested public on February 5, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the KIT cafeteria.

Further information (German only)