Head of Department: Dr. Rudolph Triebel
The Department of Perception and Cognition develops solutions to enable a wholistic perception of robotic systems using the two predominant robot senses vision and tactility.
Perception and cognition are elementary components for tele operated, and autonomous robot systems, due to the fact that they enable reactive behavior, attention-based control and interpretation of situations.
The research areas cover
The development of integrated solutions for robotic perception from the data acquisition to the application is a core competence of the department. Sensor-based applications such as tactile and visual exploration and navigation, photo realism, further augmentation of real scenes for tele robotics as well as derivation of solutions for automation in the industry are research topics. The methods for data interpretation and task-oriented scene comprehension are based on the modeling process and allow for efficient exploration for different missions in space, aerospace and terrestrial scenarios.
The department is networked worldwide as part of national and international cooperations.
Additionally, close industrial contacts exist, accounting for the increased industrial demand for intelligent sensor data processing.