The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life”.

The new Strategic Programme Robotics and Autonomous System in the corporate sector Research and Advance Engineering is engaged with future robotics products developed under the above premise. One research focus lies on socially compliant and intelligent autonomous systems building on year-long in-house expertise in robotics, machine learning, and user technologies.

Key people

  • Narunas Vaskevicius: Principal Inestigator
  • Timm Linder: senior researcher, work package leader (WP2)
  • Luigi Palmieri: senior researcher, work package leader (WP6)
  • Andrey Rudenko: senior researcher (WP5, WP6)
  • David Adrian: senior researcher (WP2)

Role in the project

Bosch will lead WP2 on 3D perception and scene understanding, where it will lead tasks on object-level semantics and perception of humans and their poses. We will further collaborate with UoL in WP5 to provide human motion prediction, intentions and contextual information to other work-packages. Bosch will also lead WP6 on predictive and safe motion planning, which takes contextual and social constraints as input and develops methods to plan and execute quantitative human and flow-aware vehicle motion. Finally, Bosch with its business unit BSH Household Appliances group, provides the spare part commissioning target-use case of the project, as well as access to the ARENA2036 integration, testing and demonstration site in Stuttgart-Vaihingen.