Our mission

The mission of the ELLIS Unit of the University of Freiburg is to act as one of the best places in Europe on autonomous learning, and to foster European collaborations in the intersection of machine learning, robotics, computer vision and reasoning. The unit has a unique set of outstanding researchers in automated machine learning, robot learning, computer vision, and automated reasoning, and close connections to the industry (e.g., Amazon, Bosch and Toyota). The unit will facilitate collaborations on the intersection of these fields within the ELLIS network, building on highly successful interactions between the respective groups within Freiburg itself. With the recent convergence of much of machine learning, computer vision and robotics under the common theme of deep learning, there are great opportunities for exploiting synergies between these fields.