Mission statement

Our goal is to make robotics and artificial intelligence accessible to all humans.

As one of the Digital Places Lower Saxony we serve as a stepping stone that helps people of all ages to enter the world of robotics.

To achieve our goals we cooperate with the best of the best in Lower Saxony. In recognition of our engagement, together with our partners we have been awarded the Innovation Award Lower Saxony 2021.

For us, the robot of the future is a tool that helps humans to perform unpleasant or even dangerous tasks. We refer to people who can handle and work with robots without fear of touch as “robonatives“.

As a charitable foundation, we want to turn as many people as possible into robonatives by providing the required knowledge in the population through training and various projects. Education in these future technologies will thus become available to everyone. In doing so, we are also contributing to greater equity of opportunity and participation in our society.

Why robotics?

This is where the Robokind Foundation comes in!

In the coming years robotics will become a growing place in our society and economy. Although robots entered our industry decades ago, there has been a disruptive change in robot technology in recent years: a whole new generation of so-called sensitive, collaborative robots, equipped with a human-like “sense of touch” and therefore able to interact safely with humans, are conquering the international economy and science. Suddenly, laypeople and even children can work with real industrial robots. So what does our future look like with this groundbreaking technology?

“Robotics and artificial intelligence will fundamentally change our world like few technologies before. The Robokind – Robotics for Mankind Foundation wants to make a central contribution to giving everyone access to this key technology.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin
Founder of Robokind Foundation
Director of the Munich School of Robotics and
Machine Intelligence Technical University Munich
German Future Prize 2017, Leibniz Prize 2019

Sami Haddadin Profile

German Future Prize

The economy in particular will benefit from sensitive robotics. For this to happen, however, it is necessary for our companies to take up this challenge courageously.

Robotics offers the opportunity to keep production in our country or to move emigrated production back to Germany and Europe in order to operate profitably along the entire value chains. The use of smart robotic tools also relieves skilled workers of monotonous or even dangerous work. Knowledge of the capabilities and potential of state-of-the-art tactile robots is an essential key competence to fully exploit the great economic potential of this future technology and to continue to compete in international competition. 

How to overcome hurdles?

What you don’t know often seems more threatening than it is. But what are robots and what can they do? All interested parties learn this and more with our robot driver’s license. After successful participation, everyone can form a sound opinion on the current state of the art of robots and even deal safely with a robot in order to get a first insight into our future, in which humans and machines learn from each other and develop their potential together. For children, we also regularly offer a one-week holiday course, in which even the opportunity is offered to work with real industrial robots!

How to provide special knowledge?

Our courses are aimed at all sections of the population. In order to be able to respond better to individual needs and interests, we adapt our courses specifically for individual target groups:

  • for skilled workers: to prepare for the world of work of tomorrow today,
  • for teachers: to support on the way to the world of tomorrow,
  • for students: to shape the world of tomorrow as mature citizens,
  • and for all those interested, so that we may reach the world of tomorrow according to our ethical and moral principles!
How to reach everyone?

We want to empower others to share knowledge about robotics and artificial intelligence. In order to implement this multiplier principle, we offer not only our user courses but also trainer courses. People who have successfully completed a trainer course are empowered to train their own users. Teachers in schools in particular are of crucial importance here. One of our closest partner schools, BBS Neustadt am Rübenberge, already offers its own courses for its trainees. In Lower Saxony we have already trained 20 trainers and achieved a multiple of users!

With your support, we continue to launch new pilot projects regionally and supra-regionally to prepare future generations in all areas of society for the change and growing importance of robotics. New projects can focus on a wide range of fields such as medicine, agriculture, crafts, arts and culture or industry. Please contact us if you are interested in working together!