Press Release of the University of Bremen/ 11.02.2019 Stefanie Möller
Computer Science Professor Michael Beetz has received an honorary doctorate from the Swedish University of Örebro for his outstanding achievements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.
Michael Beetz has made an international name for himself with his research in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. At the University of Örebro (Sweden), Rector Johan Schnürer has now awarded him an honorary doctorate for his internationally outstanding scientific achievements as well as for his many years of cooperation with the Swedish University. In the past, Beetz acted as second assessor for several doctorates and gave lectures at the Winter School of AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Labs.
Internationalization and democratization of robotics
Beetz is head of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) at the University of Bremen. The IAI conducts research on automated control methods for robots. They should learn to implement abstract instructions independently and thus become everyday helpers. Another important field of activity of Beetz is the Collaborative Research Centre 1320 EASE (Everyday Activity Science an Engineering), of which he is the speaker. There he and his research team are working on improving the technical prerequisites for cooperation in the field of robotics and lowering the hurdles for robot programming. Therefore, the IAI group provides most of its research results as open source software, mainly in the Robot Operating System (ROS) library. In this way, a stronger democratization of robotics and artificial intelligence is deliberately to be achieved so that the development of these future fields is not solely shaped by commercial interests. In cooperation with other international universities, including Örebro, the University of Bremen has been building the foundations for intensive cooperation in the field of robotics for several years.
Prof. Michael Beetz PhD
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Phone: +49 421 218-64001
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