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Robotics expert Michael Beetz receives honorary doctorate in Sweden

Press release of the University of Bremen/ 11.02.2019 Stefanie Möller

Adapted from Press Release: Nr.: 50

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 in a ceremony 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 referee for several doctoral theses and gave lectures at the Winter School of the AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Lab.

Internationalization and democratization of robotics

Beetz is head of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) at the University of Bremen. The IAI conducts research into automated control methods for robots. These are to learn to implement abstract instructions independently and thus become everyday helpers. Another major field of activity for Beetz is the Collaborative Research Center 1320 EASE (Everyday Activity Science an Engineering), of which he is the spokesperson. There, he and his research team are working to improve the technical conditions for collaboration in the research field of robotics and to lower the hurdles for robot programming. Therefore, the IAI group makes most of its research results available as open source software, predominantly in the Robot Operating System (ROS) library. This is a deliberate way to achieve greater democratization of robotics and artificial intelligence, so that the development of these future fields is not shaped by commercial interests alone. In collaboration with other international universities, including Örebro, the University of Bremen has been building the foundation for intensive cooperation in the field of robotics for several years.

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Prof. Michael Beetz PhD
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Universität Bremen
Tel..: +49 421 218-64001
E-Mail: beetzprotect me ?!cs.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Link to the original press release of the University of Bremen

Pressemitteilung Uni Bremen
Professor Michael Beetz und seine aktuellen Roboter Raphael (weiß), Boxy (rot) und Pepper (im Vordergrund), die er zu effizienten Helfern ausbilden will.
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