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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


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


Alexander Spröwitz gives an invited talk in the DFG project 'Das verdatete Tier', at final meeting

  • 27 April 2018

Alexander Spröwitz gives an invited talk at the final DFG project meeting 'Das verdatete Tier' at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. This DFG project final meeting is organized by Prof. Dr. Stefan Rieger and Ina Bolinski, M.A. .

Alexander Sproewitz


Peer Fischer receives ERC Advanced Grant

  • 20 April 2018

The head of the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart receives 2.5 Mio Euro from the European Research Council (ERC), which funds cutting-edge research in all disciplines.

Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Eshed Ohn-Bar receives Humboldt Fellowship

  • 16 April 2018

Eshed Ohn-Bar from CMU receives Humboldt Fellowship and will join AVG in December as a post-doctoral researcher!


Hyosang Lee receives fellowship from South Korean Government

  • 16 April 2018

Another prestigious fellowship for one of the Postdocs of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Hyosang Lee Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Mimicking nanoscale natural movements with the help of DNA Origami

  • 13 April 2018

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems together with researchers at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Stuttgart use a technique called DNA origami to mimic a multitude of vital movements seen in nature, such as the sliding motion exerted by protein motors during cell division. Their invention, which is a thousand times smaller than a human hair, features a preliminary attempt to construct nanoscale analogues of the mysterious natural machines in living cells.

Laura Na Liu Linda Behringer


Cyber Valley video: "Artificial Intelligence finds a center"

  • 06 April 2018

Cyber Valley is featured in a video produced by the Digital BW platform, featuring the initiative as an important part of Baden-Württemberg´s digitization strategy.

Claudia Daefler


Dr. Daniel Renjewski presents research in bipedal gait mechanisms

  • 05 April 2018

Daniel Renjewski presents research in bipedal gait mechanisms: 'Passive mechanisms for increased power and efficiency in bipedal gait’


Dr. Daniel Renjewski gives talk

  • 05 April 2018

Daniel Renjewski presents: Passive mechanisms for increased power and efficiency in bipedal gait.