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Hasti Seifi wins EuroHaptics Society prize for best Ph.D. thesis

  • 15 June 2018

Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. While Ms. Seifi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart, the award honors research she conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, where she completed her doctorate in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean.

Hasti Seifi Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Alexis Block is teaching robots to give good hugs

  • 08 June 2018

Scientist working in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems receives great media feedback on her research

Alexis Block Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine

  • 05 June 2018

Dept. Empirical Inference is part of this new scientific network

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine" is funded by the European Commission with 3.6 Mio € for four years (2019-2022). It is coordinated by Professor Karsten Borgwardt from the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Lab of ETH Zurich.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Joachim Gräfe erhält Otto-Hahn-Medaille der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

  • 04 June 2018

Der Nanomagnetismus-Forscher wird für seine innovative Forschung der Magnetisierungsdynamik auf der Nanoskala, insbesondere der Magnonik, durch den Einsatz modernster Röntgenmikroskopie ausgezeichnet.

Linda Behringer


Cyber Valley zieht Forschungsgruppenleiter aus aller Welt an

  • 25 May 2018

Forschungskooperation auf dem Gebiet der künstlichen Intelligenz nimmt Fahrt auf

Michael Black Tamara Almeyda Linda Behringer


Brent Gillespie receives Humboldt Research Award

  • 23 May 2018

The award will allow the visiting professor in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart to extend his stay in Germany.

Brent Gillespie Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


ICRA2018 paper accepted

  • 21 May 2018

Our paper 'Shaping in Practice: Training Wheels to Learn Fast Hopping Directly in Hardware' was accepted for ICRA2018. It will be presented in May 2018 in Brisbane. See you there!

Steve Heim Felix Ruppert Alborz Aghamaleki Sarvestani Alexander Sproewitz


Forschungspreis der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung geht an Prof. Dr. David H. Gracias

  • 17 May 2018

Forschungsaufenthalt des Preisträgers findet in der Abteilung für Physische Intelligenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart statt.

Linda Behringer


Best of luck – start at IIT Pisa

  • 16 May 2018

Dr. Stefano Palagi moves back to Italy and joins the Bioinspired Soft Robotics research team at the IIT and the Center for Micro-BioRobotics in Pisa. Best of luck and lots of success!

Stefano Palagi Peer Fischer


SIMPAR2018 paper accepted

  • 14 May 2018

Our paper 'Learning from Outside the Viability Kernel: Why we Should Build Robots that can Fail with Grace ' was accepted for SIMPAR2018. Steve Heim will present his work in May 2018 in Brisbane (SIMPAR: Brisbane, Australia, 16-19 May 2018).

Steve Heim Alexander Sproewitz