About openEASE

openEASE is a web-based knowledge service providing robot and human activity data. It contains semantically annotated data of manipulation actions, including the environment the agent is acting in, the objects it manipulates, the task it performs, and the behavior it generates. The episode representations can include images captured by the robot, other sensor datastreams as well as full-body poses. A powerful query language and inference tools, allow reasoning about the data and retrieving requested information based on semantic queries. Based on the data and using the inference tools robots can answer queries regarding to what they did, why, how, what happened, and what they saw.

openEASE can be used by humans using a browser-based query and visualization interface, but also remotely by robots via a WebSocket API.

Overview Paper:

Michael Beetz, Moritz Tenorth, Jan Winkler, “Open-EASE — A Knowledge Processing Service for Robots and Robotics/AI Researchers”, In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015. Finalist for the Best Conference Paper Award and Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award. [PDF]

Background and Motivation:

openEASE is an initiative of a more comprehensive research enterprise called EASE (Everyday Activity Science and Engineering), which is motivated in this [Video]

openEASE related Publications

A list of selected publications about the knowledge representation, perception, plan-based control and learning methods used for openEASE.


What's New

Nomination for EU’s Innovation Radar Prize 2016

The Innovation Radar is an initiative of the European Commission focused on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 projects. It supports innovators by suggesting a range of targeted actions to assist them in fulfilling their potential in the market. openEASE, as a novel cloud-based […]

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New RoboHow and ACAT experiments

We are happy to announce that we have added new experiment data for several experiments that were performed recently at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI) of the University Bremen. The experiments were performed in the context of the RoboHow and ACAT projects. The RoboHow Pizza Experiment The RoboHow pizza experiment consisted of three actions centered […]

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New experiments added

Since the release of this website, we’ve added a couple of experiments. This includes Long Term fetch & place, Humans setting the table, Robotic Agent performing chemical experiments, …

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openEASE release

We are very happy to release the new openEASE Website. This project is associated with the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI) of the University Bremen

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Tutorials & Manuals

Tutorials, installation guides, instruction videos and documentation about openEASE.


Software Components

Knowledge Base Experiments

Long-term fetch & place

Acquiring everyday manipulation skills through games

Humans setting the table

Perception for everyday manipulation

Robot performing chemical experiments

Safe human-robot activity

Natural-language understanding for intelligent robots

Tools for Statistical Relational Learning