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Founded in 2006 in the Artificial Intelligence group at Freie Universität Berlin, the FUmanoids have participated in the RoboCup competitions starting with RoboCup 2007 (Atlanta, USA) where they won third price. In 2008 the 2nd place of RoboCup German Open was reached and the new generation of robots 2009  helped to win the 2nd place of the world  championship RoboCup 2009 in Graz, Austria, and RoboCup 2010 in Singapoore.

The FUmanoids team is a student project supervised by Prof. Raúl Rojas, open for bachelor, master, diploma and PhD students to work on topics of artificial intelligence and robotics, computer vision, electronics and mechanics.

More information about the FUmanoids can be found on


Autonomous Cars from Berlin

Spirit of Berlin

The Spirit of Berlin is an autonomous vehicle that has been designed and built by the Artificial Intelligence Group at Freie Universität Berlin as of 2007. It is a car that can be driven without a driver. A conventional car (Dodge Grand Caravan, 2000) was equipped with sensors, computers, and actuators. The sensors collect information about the immediate environment. Using this information, the software on the computers selects what to do. The resulting action is then implemented with the help of mechanical actuators.