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MPI-IS Researchers high in demand to give keynote speeches

  • 27 June 2018

Several scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have recently given keynote speeches at some of the most important conferences in their fields.

Katherine Kuchenbecker Metin Sitti Peer Fischer Sebastian Trimpe Linda Behringer


Smart Materials Engineer choses MPI-IS for his NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 22 June 2018

Dr. Hamed Shahsavan receives a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the country´s federal funding agency for university-based research and student training in natural sciences and engineering. The smart materials engineer choses the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems for his research stay because of the state-of-the-art facilities provided there.

Hamed Shahsavan Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Neue Phänomene im magnetischen Nanokosmos

  • 22 June 2018

Beobachtung magnetischer Tröpfchen große Bedeutung für die magnetische Datenprozessierung

Forscher am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart konnten mit Hilfe eines Röntgenmikroskops bei der Bildung von magnetische Tröpfchen ein völlig unerwartetes Verhalten beobachten. Wenn der Strom über einen Nanokontakts durch die magnetische Schicht fließt, breitet er sich wesentlich weiter aus, als die Ausdehnung des Nanokontakt es zulassen sollte. Bisher waren Forscher davon ausgegangen, dass nur die Fläche unterhalb des Nanokontakts reagiert. Doch Experimente haben die Wissenschaftler eines Besseren belehrt. Ein spannendes Phänomen in der Grundlagenforschung und von großer Bedeutung für die magnetische Datenprozessierung.

Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


ICML 2018 paper accepted

  • 21 June 2018

Our Paper "Learning Equations for Extrapolation and Control" got excepted at ICML 2018! We are looking forward to present and discuss in Stockholm in July 10-15, 2018.

Georg Martius


Realistic Avatars for the Virtual Zoo

  • 20 June 2018

On the basis of a few photos alone, a new technique creates realistic avatars of animals that look and move like real animals

Filmmakers and developers of computer games will have a new way of animating animals in the future. A team led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, has developed a technique that uses photographs alone to create lifelike 3D models of almost all quadrupeds. These avatars can be animated to realistically imitate the movements of animals. But the simple method of bringing animals to life on the computer is not only interesting for the entertainment industry. Many people have lost a beloved family pet. Now this technology can bring them back to “life” as a virtual 3D avatar. It could also benefit biologists in species protection and help to make children in particular aware of the importance of biodiversity.

Michael Black Silvia Zuffi Angjoo Kanazawa


Award for Tübinger Computer Vision Scientist stands tribute to Cyber Valley being at the forefront of AI research

  • 20 June 2018

For the first time, the prestigious IEEE PAMI Young Researcher Award goes to a German researcher.

Andreas Geiger Michael Black Linda Behringer


CVPR Honorable Mention

  • 19 June 2018

The paper ' Efficient Optimization for Rank-based Loss Functions', on which Michal Rolinek was contributing to, received the CVPR Honorable Mention award.

Michal Rolinek


Our cooperation work on a Open-Source Quadruped Robot got published

  • 19 June 2018

Open-Source Quadruped Robot

Our work contributing to the open-source Oncilla quadruped robot project, developed at the Biorobotics Laboratory at EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland and several other universities in Europe, just has been published.

Alexander Sproewitz


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