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„FACE THE ROBOT!” – Design Competition: Decision on Winners!


With 58 submissions, the “Face the robot competition” of the Honda Research Institute Europe officially closed on Sunday, the 22.10.2017.
We were thrilled by all the great ideas and would like to thank all participants for their contributions!

Talk of Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz at HRI-EU


On 10 November 2017 Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz from University of Bremen will visit our institute and he will give a talk on „Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE)”.

Talk of Dr. Thomas Stützle at HRI-EU


On 26 September 2017 we will have a visit from Dr. Thomas Stützle of the Free University of Brussels and he will give a talk on ‘Automated Algorithm Design: Automatically generating high-performance algorithms’.



Cologne, September 12, 2017 – Online Challenge: 20 K prize money for a robot head and its interaction design.
In cooperation with hack.institute Cologne, Honda Research Institute Europe is looking for an innovative design for a head and face of its multi-entity research platform consisting of a mobile assistant robot, a table-top robot and a virtual avatar.
Further information of the Honda Design Challenge: www.face-the-robot.com

Continue reading “FACE THE ROBOT! Online Challenge”

Talk of Prof. Dr. Günther Raidl at HRI-EU


On 15 September 2017 Prof. Dr. Günther Raidl from the TU Vienna will visit our institute and present his research on ‘Hybrid Metaheuristics for Optimization Problems in Public Bike Sharing Systems.’

Dr. Heiko Wersing has been appointed honorary professor at the Bielefeld University


Bielefeld, 05.07.2017
Dr. Heiko Wersing, Chief Scientist at the Honda Research Institute Europe, has been conferred the position of Professor at the Faculty of Technology of Bielefeld University (Honorarprofessur).

Camera system for a robotic lawn mower developed at HRI


This article has been accepted for publication in the 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops.

Honda Begins Joint Research with Boston University in Information Security for Artificial Intelligence


TOKYO, Japan, May 16, 2017 – Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University have agreed to begin joint research in the area of data security and privacy for artificial intelligence (AI) research.

Honda Begins New Joint Research in Artificial Intelligence with Kyoto University Graduate School of Informatics


TOKYO, Japan, April 27, 2017 – Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. (HRI-JP), a Honda R&D subsidiary, has established a project team with the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University and began joint research this month to further accelerate research of artificial intelligence (AI).

Honda Announces New Research and Development Structure to Take Responsibility for “New Value” Areas


TOKYO, Japan, February 28, 2017 – Honda R&D Co., Ltd., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced plans to create “R&D Center X,” a new research and
development operation within the company, which will assume responsibility for “new value” areas that include robotics technology, mobility system and energy management, etc. The official establishment of R&D Center X will take place in April of this year.


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