Welcome to the website of the Intelligent Embedded Systems (IES) Lab at the University of Kassel, Germany.

We develop and apply innovative techniques that increase the “machine intelligence” of embedded computer systems.

A computer system can be characterized as being “intelligent” if it is aware of its own skills and needs and if it is able to use this knowledge to maintain or even to improve its abilities in a dynamic environment. Moreover, if such a system interacts with other, similar systems or humans, it must be aware of their skills and needs in order to communicate efficiently, to collaborate with them, or to behave pro-actively. Thus, machine learning is a key issue in our work. Some other topics are soft computing, pattern recognition, data mining, specification techniques for embedded systems, and real-time systems.

If you are interested in our work, do not hesitate to drop us a line. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Bernhard Sick

07/21/2014: New Projects available

New Projects are available at IES. Please visit Projects for further information.

03/01/2013: NAO IS HERE

IES owns three NAO humaniod robots - Tick, Trick, and Track (i.e., Huey, Dewey, and Louie)! We will offer practical courses starting in summer 2013 and all students are invited to participate.

02/28/2013: NOMINATION FOR GI DISSERTATION AWARD

The University of Kassel has nominated the PhD thesis "Analyse von Zeitreihen unter Verwendung orthogonaler Polynome am Beispiel der Online-Motivsuche und ihrer Anwendungen" (Thiemo Gruber) for the GI 2012 dissertation award.

02/27/2013: ASURO ROBOT CHALLENGE

Our ASURO robot challenge took place yesterday. Take a look at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHrcMFmCJmk to see what we are doing. Next year, we will have new challenges ...

02/27/2013: JOURNAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED

Our article "Let us know your decision: Pool-based active training of a generative classifier with the selection strategy 4DS" (by T. Reitmaier and B. Sick) is now published in Elsevier's INFORMATION SCIENCES journal.

03/28/2011: APPOINTMENT

Bernhard Sick has been appointed full professor of computer science at the University of Kassel. There, he will head the "Intelligent Embedded Systems Lab". The CIS Lab will move again! And it will be renamed ...

09/27/2010: BEST PAPER AWARD

Our paper "Quantitative Emergence – A Refined Approach Based on Divergence Measures" received the best paper award of the fourth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SAS0) 2010.

08/02/2010: APPOINTMENT TO A PROFESSORSHIP

Bernhard Sick hat been appointed professor of computer science and mathematics in engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Deggendorf, Germany. The CIS Lab moves to Deggendorf!

07/10/2010: FUNDING APPROVED

A project focusing on the development of a mountain rescue system based on smartphones will be funded by the BMWi within the EXIST program. The students who will set up their own business with that system are Martin Bauer, Bernhard Kühbeck and Thomas Oberleitner.

05/26/2010: JOURNAL ARTICLE ACCEPTED

The journal article "So Near And Yet So Far: New Insight Into Properties Of Some Well-Known Classifier Paradigms" (D. Fisch, B. Kühbeck, B. Sick, S. J. Ovaska) has been accepted for publication by Elsevier's "Information Sciences" journal.