Welcome to IPR - Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics Lab

The IPR is a research lab within the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) and is part of the KIT Department of Informatics
Research Fields

At IPR (Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics Lab), a young team of scientists works on current research issues in machine learning for robotics, safe human-robot collaboration, path planning and control for robots as well as medical robotics. The application domains we cover in doing so range from industrial through household to clinical contexts.


IPR can look back on over 40 years of experience in teaching. In addition to established foundations, e.g. in the field of real-time systems, our lectures focus on future issues such as Industry 4.0 or Reinforcement Learning. With a large variety of laboratories, (pro-)seminars and thesis offers, we build a bridge between theory and practice.

Innovation Transfer

Linking research with the industrial and medical practice in robotics, is one of the outstanding characteristics of IPR.

Their knowledge about real-world problems already enabled a large number of graduates from IPR to sustainably start their own businesses.

Jobs for scientists

Job vacancies at IPR can be found

Interested in Robotics?

You can find current topics for thesis



Tom Huck on Research Visit to Gothenburg

IPR staff member and PhD student Tom Huck visited Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of the currently ongoing research project SDM4FZI.

There he worked together with Constantin Cronrath and Prof. Bengt Lennartsson on methods for simulation-based safety testing of collaborative robot systems. 

Hosam Alagi auf der I2MTC 2022 in Kanada

Die diesjährige IEEE I2MTC – International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference fand vom 20. bis zum 19 Mai in Ottawa, Kanada statt. Dort stellte Hosam Alagi das Paper "Additively manufactured capacitive proximity and tactile sensors for soft robotic systems" vor. Die Arbeit entstand aus einer Kooperation mit der österreichischen Fachhochschule Kärnten und französischen Forschungszentrum Inria Lille.