The humanoid robot NAO is looking for coders. © Goethe-Institut Dänemark

Open Call

Are you a coder or an artist, with a flair for programming?! At our 4-week Robot-in-Residence programme you will program a robot and equip it with new skills. Knowledge of the coding language Python is considered advantageous.

The application deadline is on the 5th of February 2021. For your participation, which includes writing a weekly blog, you will receive a stipend amounting to € 1.200.

What is Robot-in-Residence?

Several NAO 6 humanoid robots went on a journey around Europe. In each place they stop, they will learn a new skill. 

Time period

15th of February – 15th of March 2021

Technical information

The robot will be sent to each team accompanied by a Notebook computer and a Fritz-Box router. The computer has already been installed with the coding programme CHOREGRAPHE . It is a piece of coding software, that is known as being very straight forward to use, even for the beginner. Concepts are explained in simple language. Participants will be able to complete simple sequences of motion not long after starting to work with the NAO robot. The robot is programmed using the Python coding language.


The RoboticLab of the TH Wildau (Technical College) can be contacted if you have any technical questions during the programme.

Background of the project

The Robot-in-Residence initiative is part of a project called Generation A = Algorithm. The multidisciplinary project was kicked off in May 2020 with various initiatives in order to explore the question of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and will change the world. Prominent themes are ethics, labour, creativity, and climate change. Generation A focuses on the involvement of the so-called Generations Y & Z (18 to 30 year olds) in the whole of Europe, because this group will steer the course for the next generations and their eventual daily interactions with algorithms will be decisive. A Europe-wide network of experts in the field of AI is following the project.

Generation A=Algorithmus is a Goethe-Institut project, funded by special funds allocated by the German Federal Foreign Office.



By successfully submitting the application form, you will have applied for the “Robot-in-Residence” stipend in Copenhagen in March 2021. The application deadline is the 5th of February 2021.
You will receive an email from us with an acceptance letter or a notice of rejection. Please complete the application form. The fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in.

Why would you like to take part in the project? How does the project relate to your current work? (max. 1000 characters)

Please outline your project proposal. (max. 1000 characters)

Do you have basic knowledge of the coding language Python?

Do you have a concept or idea in mind whereby the robot could interact with the general public? Be it, digitally or in-person? For example, as part of an event or in a public place? If so, please elaborate a little on your plans. (max. 500 characters)

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Mareike Wittler
Head of Information & Library
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Logo des Projekts Generation A=Algorithmus Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

Generation A=Algorithm

With the use of artificial intelligence, society will change from the ground up. The Project “Generation A=Algorithm” deals with exactly these changes and their effects on a Generation A that is still in its infancy.