• innovation
    through science
  • Benedict Flade
    Benedict Flade / Scientist
    “HRI-EU is giving me the great opportunity to be part of an international project in which I am able to broaden my horizon and to grow as a scientist.“

    Project Title: Heterogeneous Sensor Fusion
    Recent Publication: F. Damerow, B. Flade and J. Eggert, “Extensions for the Foresighted Driver Model: Tactical lane change, overtaking and continuous lateral control”, Proc. IEEE Intell. Veh. Symp., 2016, pp. 186-193.

  • Lydia Fischer
    Lydia Fischer / Senior Scientist
    "Great scientific research, good working atmosphere, nice colleagues - That is what makes HRI-EU great and that is why I enjoy working there."

    Project Title: Online Learning with Exemplar-based Architectures in Adaptive Metrical Spaces
    Recent Publication: L. Fischer, B. Hammer and H. Wersing, „Optimal local rejection for classifier“, Neurocomputing, vol. 214, pp. 445-457, 2016.

  • Michael Gienger
    Michael Gienger / Principal Scientist
    “... Let me answer with a quote: "At bottom, robotics is about us. It is the discipline of emulating our lives, of wondering how we work." (Rod Grupen, Discover Magazine, June 2008)“

    Project Title: Human-robot collaboration and learning
    Recent Publication: S. Manschitz, J. Kober, M. Gienger and J. Peters, “Learning movement primitive attractor goals and sequential skills from kinesthetic demonstrations”, Rob. Auton. Syst., vol. 74, pp. 97-107, 2015.


Our Partners

At HRI-EU we work together with Universities in Europe and beyond. We call it our HRI European Graduate Network. It is a vibrant, personal community of
current and former PhD and Master students, who have spent time at HRI-EU. 

Our Research


understand what might happen next


foresee the criticality of situation

Perception & Representation

understand the environment

Planning Structure

the next actions

Cooperative Behavior

achieve tasks together

System architecture

decompose a system


acquire new knowledge and skills


adapt to user expectations

Data analytics

discover patterns in big data

Machine ethics

be socially compliant

System optimization

enhance system capabilities

Decision Making 

evaluate alternatives

ideas lead to innovation

  • cooperation is about enhancing our capabilities
  • cooperation means sharing goals and intentions
  • cooperation is learning from each other
  • cooperation advances machine Intelligence
  • cooperation is multi-embodied
  • cooperation opens up new perspectives
  • cooperation ensures self-reliance
  • cooperation is about togetherness
  • cooperation is about sharing experiences
  • capability needs confidence & trust


This is about You and HRI-EU.
Are you interested in doing research with us as an academic or as a student? Looking for an internship that will open up new opportunities?
Are you an HRI-EU alumni and want to stay in touch? You have business ideas and want to talk to some experts?
You just like our friendly myHRI Cobot?

Work at HRI-EU

Work at HRI-EU

HRI-EU is our people with their individuality and creativity, not more and not less. We are always interested in new ideas and challenging minds. We work in friendly, international and highly motivated teams respecting each other’s strength and weaknesses.

Intern at HRI-EU

Intern at HRI-EU

It’s hard to find a good internship. At HRI-EU we understand that learning from practice often means learning from failure. As an intern you will be fully embedded into our teams working in actual projects alongside our senior researchers, Master or PhD student.

Study at HRI-EU

Study at HRI-EU

Studying at HRI-EU is challenging. Whether you are a Master or PhD student you will be fully embedded into our teams working in actual projects alongside our senior researchers.
Together with our academic partners we co-supervise Master or PhD students.

Meet us here

Meet us here

Our team travels a lot. We visit the most important conferences in our scientific fields and on most of them we give talks.
Find the next presentation and get in contact with us.



Information on collaborations with partners in academia and industry, research results and events and anything that we think is new and you should know about. Please check back regularly.