• A-DRZ: Robots help protect people
  • A-DRZ: Robots help protect people
  • A-DRZ: Mission information extraction from response team radio communication
  • A-DRZ
  • TRADR: collaboration in human-robot teams
  • TRADR deployment in AMatrice, 1.9.2016
  • TRADR: collaboration in human-robot teams
  • TRADR: collaboration in human-robot teams
  • NotAs: Multilingual Emergency Call Assistant
  • NIfTi
  • NIFTi: Deployment in Emilia Romagna, May 2012
  • Intuitiv Wizard of Oz
  • Intuitiv Wizard of Oz
  • Aliz-E
  • Aliz-E: dancing with Nao
  • CogX: Interactive Learning and Exploration
  • PAL: Personal Assistant for Healthy Lifestyle
  • HySociaTea project: dialogue processing for hybrid teams in production settings



The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit public-private partnership. It has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, a project office in Berlin, a Laboratory in Niedersachsen and branch offices in Lübeck, St. Wendel and Trier. In the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence, DFKI is the leading research center in Germany.


The research department Multilinguality and Language Technology (MLT) in Saarbrücken is headed by Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith. MLT covers the following main topics: Machine Translation (MT), Question Answering and Information Extraction Systems (QAIE), Talking Robots (TR), and Data and Resources (D&R). MLT is also strongly involved in contract research and industrial projects. Members of the MLT group are involved in leading positions at Saarland University.

Talking Robots

We are a research group at the MLT-Lab at DFKI specializing in dialogue processing for human-robot collaboration and for teamwork support. Our team is led by Dr. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová. We have integrated dialogue processing into mobile robot-based systems in various EU and national projects, working intensively with end users including first responders (e.g. firefighters), patients (e.g. diabetic children) and caregivers in robot-assisted disaster response, healthcare etc.

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