The Biorobotics Lab at Free University Berlin is advancing the cross-pollination of robotics and biology. We strive to understand the most sophisticated technology there is: nature.

On the one hand, we use robots as tools in biology to understand more about biological systems. We, for example, have built a honeybee robot to study the bee dance and fish robots for the analysis of collective behavior in guppies.

On the other hand, every principle we discover in natural systems might have an application in technical systems, such as in swarms of autonomous cars. 

The lab is part of the Dahlem Center of Machine Learning and Robotics at the Institute of Computer Science.  We are involved in highly interdisciplinary, cooperative projects across various domains. 


The Biorobotics Lab is (from left to right): Sascha Wissmann, Jonas Piotrowski, Andreas Berg, David Bierbach, Kadir Tugan, Hauke Mönck, Janek Szynal, Julian Petrasch, Jakob Mischek, Tim & Theo Landgraf, David Dormagen, Rim Ettouri, Adrian Zachariae, Sascha Witte, Dimitra Psimmenou, Benjamin Wild, Peter Strümpel, Andreas Jörg, Leon Sixt, Fernando Wario. Missing on the photo but still members: Franziska Boenisch, Angelika Szengel, Hai Nguyen, Yanlei Li, Victor Brekenfeld, Patrick Winterstein

See old lab photos!

Address and Contact

Prof. Dr. Tim Landgraf
Free University Berlin
Institute for Computer Science
Arnimallee 7
14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 838 75 114
Mail: tim.landgraf [[AT]] fu-berlin.de



BerlinBiorobotics Youtube Channel



We utterly enjoy working with these groups:

Prof. Dr. Jens Krause – Biologie und Ökologie der Fische, IGB Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Randolf Menzel – Neurobiologie, FU Berlin

Prof. Dr. Martin Paul Nawrot – Neuroinformatik, FU Berlin

Prof. Dr. James Nieh – Biological Sciences, UC San Diego

Prof. Dr. Gerhard von der Emde, Neuroethology, Uni Bonn