Artificial Intelligence for Space

Date: 06 Apr 2021

The VeriKI-project shall investigate whether artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in space projects while at the same time fulfilling the reliability requirements.

Dr. Ralf Gerlich

The ideas for verification of AI are developed under the main responsibility of BSSE System & Software Engineering in Immenstaad, Germany. The concept shall be cost and time efficient, but also allow the demonstration of reliability. "Verification of AI methods is currently a topic of interest for research worldwide - however, it is currently focussed on image recognition and processing, such as in the area of automated and autonomous driving. In the project we therefore need to find approaches applicable for use cases such as robotics and attitude control," says Ralf Gerlich, the project manager at BSSE.

The project is run with the partners FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe (project coordinator and responsible for the robotics use case) as well as the Chair of Aerospace Information Technology at University of W√ľrzburg (responsible for the attitude control use case).

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) based on a resolution of the German Bundestag. It started on September 1st, 2020. The German Space Agency (DLR) is in charge of the technical and administrative supervision of the project.