DFKI (Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, or the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) is a leading research institute in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics located in Bremen, Germany. It was founded in 1988 as a collaboration between the German government, industry, and academia to advance AI research and development.

DFKI is recognized internationally as one of the leading institutes for AI research, with a focus on developing intelligent systems that can interact with their environment, learn and adapt, and support human decision-making. Its research covers a wide range of areas, including machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, computer vision, and smart systems.

One of the main research areas at DFKI is robotics, where the institute is working on developing intelligent robots that can assist in manufacturing, healthcare, and other fields. This includes the development of autonomous robots that can navigate and perform tasks in complex environments, as well as collaborative robots that can work safely alongside humans.

Another key focus of DFKI’s research is on machine learning and artificial intelligence, with a particular emphasis on developing systems that can learn from data and improve their performance over time. This includes work on deep learning algorithms, which have been used to achieve state-of-the-art results in various areas of AI, such as image and speech recognition.

DFKI also conducts research in the areas of natural language processing and computer vision, with the goal of enabling computers to understand and interpret human language and visual data. This includes work on developing systems that can understand and respond to spoken and written language, as well as systems that can analyze and understand images and video.

In addition to its research activities, DFKI also provides a range of services to industry, including consulting and training on AI and robotics technologies. It also collaborates with universities and other research institutes around the world, and maintains a strong presence in the international research community through its participation in various research networks and partnerships.

the Omnideck will be employed for remote control of diverse construction equipment, with users wearing exoskeletons for enhanced capabilities. This setup allows users to experience force feedback and operate machinery from remote locations effectively.

The Omnideck is situated within DFKI’s Teleoperation lab, a crucial component of the ROBDEKON project.