General information

Host city Dortmund

Dortmund – One city, many advantages!

Dortmund is a large city with about 600 thousand inhabitants in the heart of the Ruhr area. The city has made a major contribution to the structural change. The economy, formerly characterized by coal, steel and beer, has been realigned in recent years. Dortmund is now the most digital city in Germany and has been awarded the “German Sustainability Prize” and the “German Urban Development Prize”. Dortmund is one of the greenest cities in Germany, with 63 percent of its real estate being used green and 10 percent being a nature reserve. The Ruhrpott metropolis is one of the largest university locations in Germany. It is excellent in research and teaching and, with over 53,000 students, is one of the largest science cities in Germany. Whether artificial intelligence, state-of-the-art logistics or chemical research – Dortmund is ready for anything.

German Rescue Robotics Center

The German Rescue Robotics Center offers a unique research and test facility for robotics in Europe with a hall area of 1300m2 and a spacious outdoor area. Modern communication technology enables tests under real conditions. Modular test scenarios for ground and flight robots can be created in the indoor test fields. Thus, environments can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the users. On the outdoor area, application-oriented scenarios, such as broken and difficult to access areas, can be simulated. This is an ideal location to demonstrate how robotics can help to protect human life and efficiently support emergency forces.