Through integrated research activities across topics within KCIST and disciplines at KIT, we are conducting research and developing robotic technologies for service applications, manufacturing, mobility and healthcare to improve everybody’s quality of life.

The major research activities range from assistive robotics, collaborative robotics, and cognitive robotics to robot perception, robot programming by demonstration, grasping, dexterous and mobile manipulation to industrial robotics, process control and automation. Our goal is to develop robotic systems with advanced capabilities regarding intelligent sensing, advanced motion control, safe interaction, intuitive programming and performance.

Major Projects:


Project SecondHands

The goal of SecondHands is to design a robot that can offer help to a maintenance technician in a pro-active manner.

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Project Invasive Computing –InvasIC
Project InvasIC

In the Transregional Collaborative Research Center Invasive Computing (abbr. InvasIC), we are investigating a novel paradigm for the design and resource-aware programming of future parallel computing systems.

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For more projects see our partner's website



November 20, 2019 European Robotics Week: Open day at IAR-H2T and IAR-IPR
November 21, 2018 European Robotics Week: Open day at IAR-H2T and IAR-IPR, German only
November 21, 2018 European Robotics Week: Open day at IAR-H2T and IAR-IPR, German only
September 25 - 28, 2016 International Workshop Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises

Press reports:

Roboter Armar 6 hört auf Befehle und hilft aus (21.03.2019, on the occation of the visit of the governor of Upper Austria at KIT, German only)
Mobilität zum Anziehen (12.07.2018, German only)
Wie Roboter dem Menschen ähnlicher werden (21.03.2018, German only)
ARMAR-6 in the Press
A New Open Source Dataset Links Human Motion and Language (09.02.2017)
Humanoids 2016: Kommen Roboter ohne Gehirn besser zurecht? (17.11.2016, German only)
Robotik: Selbstlernende Kooperationspartner (29.09.2016, German only)
Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion: Die Semantik der menschlichen Handlungen (26.09.2016, German only)


H2T youTube Channel
H2T - Youtube Channel

YouTube channel of the research group High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H²T)

To the Youtube Channel
KIT H2T database
KIT Motion-Language database

With the KIT Motion-Language Dataset, we aim to provide an open large-scale dataset of natural language annotations

Link to the database