Information at the Core of Science, Society and Economy

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.



Portrait von Herrn Professor André PlatzerPhoto: Kevin Lorenzi
KIT receives Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Germany’s best-endowed research prize was awarded to computing expert André Platzer who is coming to KIT as a Humboldt Professor for artificial intelligence. His research is about making computer assistance systems for trains and aircrafts extremely safe. At KIT, Platzer will assume the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Logic of Autonomous Dynamical Systems and head the new Institute for Reliability of Autonomous Dynamical Systems, where he will seek synergies for the application of reliable CPS in other fields.

To the press release
KIT Logo auf einem Tisch
KIT at City Hall
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On July 18, 2022, the KIT Center Humans and Technology will present its research at Karlsruhe City Hall. Under the title "Wandel gestalten", scientists will present current projects in science slams. In parallel, the MobiLab will open its doors in front of Karlsruhe City Hall on that day. Prof. Asfour and Prof. Hillerbrand will be available to answer your questions at the MobiLab Science Bench on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from 16:00 - 18:00. Come by and talk to them at eye level about research topics at KIT.

To the MobiLab Programm (PDF only German)
Hand mit ausgestrecktem Zeigefinger nähert sich einem DisplayAImino
New KIT-Startup: Aimino

Making AI systems more robust and secure with the help of artificial data - this is what the start-up Aimino Tech GmbH, founded in March 2021, is working on. Until now, a lack of data has limited system performance in many AI projects. As a result, they block the use of AI solutions in industry. Aimino's solution closes this data gap by producing synthetic, i.e. artificially generated, data that maximizes system performance. The goal is to increase the technical and economic added value of AI applications based on high data quality and quantity.

To the Aimino website
LRU2 (Light weight rover unit 2) greift eine Gesteinsprobe vom Boden und legt sie in seine TransportboxDLR
Exploring alien worlds with robot teams: demo mission on Mt. Etna

To conclude the Helmholtz Future Project "ARCHES", the demo mission "Space" was conducted on the Sicilian volcano Etna from June 28, 2022 to July 1, 2022. The goal of the mission is to coordinate specialized robotic teams to explore inaccessible environments, such as other planets. In one part of the mission, an exploration of the moon was simulated, where, among other things, rock samples were successfully collected autonomously with the help of a humanoid hand developed by H²T.

To the press release
Science Camp Robotik

Our next Science Camp will take place from 31 October to 4 November. In the camp, a group of school students will learn some basic, fundamental concepts of robotics and computer science and put them in practice, by programming the NAO humanoid robot. The Camp is a cooperation between KCIST, the KIT research group High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H²T), the ZML and the Schülerakademie Karlsruhe.

Further information
bunte Nacht Digitalisierung
Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung

The Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics opens its doors on 1 July from 15.00- 21.00 and gives an insight into its current research.
Get an idea of the research on artificial intelligence and robotics. Get to know humanoid robots of the ARMAR family, prostheses and exoskeletons that support people in everyday life and at work. Test the Lecture Translator and have your spoken words translated in real time. Learn more about artificial intelligence for robotics and speech technologies.

To the website

No. 01-2022 January 2022 (PDF, 500 KB)


(German, PDF, 730 KB)