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"Revolutionizing" the way robots move in complex environment

  • 20 November 2018

The Movement Generation and Control Group is an important partner of the new European Project Memmo

The EU funded Memmo project aims to revolutionize the way robots with arms and legs move by developing novel real-time methods for motion generation of complex robot, able to cope with the complexity of humanoid and other legged robots in realistic industrial and medical environments. The 4-year-project, led by the LAAS-CNRS in France, involves 10 different partners across Europe including the Movement Generation and Control Group at MPI-IS.

Ludovic Righetti Andrea Del Prete Ahmad Gazar


Cyber Valley and Bosch present AI CON 2018

  • 19 November 2018

The conference brings together leaders of AI in academic and corporate research

Bernhard Schölkopf Tamara Almeyda Linda Behringer Anna Benzin Claudia Daefler


Marc Toussaint becomes a Max Planck Fellow

  • 15 November 2018

Robotics Professor from the University of Stuttgart ties a stronger knot with the MPI for Intelligent Systems

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Laura Na Liu receives 2018 Kavli Foundation Early Career Award

  • 09 November 2018

The award recognizes significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher

Laura Na Liu Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin

  • 09 November 2018

The International Conference on Future - Breakthroughs in Science and Society

Prof. Bernhard Schölkopf, Director of the department "Empirical Inference", is talking about Artificial Intelligence. Friday, November 9, 4:45 p.m, Berlin, Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Nanorobots propel through the eye

  • 02 November 2018

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye. So far, the transport of nano-vehicles has only been demonstrated in model systems or biological fluids, but not in real tissue. The work was published in the journal Science Advances and constitutes one step further towards nanorobots becoming minimally-invasive tools for precisely delivering medicine to where it is needed.

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Visit by Science Minister Theresia Bauer

  • 26 October 2018

Tübingen - On Thursday 26th October, Baden-Württemberg's Science Minister Theresia Bauer visited us at the Institute. Media representatives from the region were also invited. The reason for the event was to present the Cyber Valley Initiative - one of the largest research cooperations in Europe in the field of artificial intelligence - to the press.

Linda Behringer


Funded Ph.D. positions available at IMPRS-IS

  • 25 October 2018

Want to contribute to world-leading research in areas such as machine learning, computer vision, robot dynamics and control, micro- and nano-robotics, or haptics? Then sign up for the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems or IMPRS-IS now!

Leila Masri


Michael Strecke receives DAGM Best Master’s Thesis Award

  • 12 October 2018

Michael Strecke received the DAGM Best Master's Thesis Award at this year's GCPR conference for his thesis "Sublabel-accurate Convex Relaxation with Total Generalized Variation Regularization" which he wrote at Universität Konstanz.

Michael Strecke


Siyu Tang receives DAGM MVTec 2018 Dissertation Award

  • 11 October 2018

The German Association for Pattern Recognition praises her work to be “outstanding”

Tübingen – Dr. Siyu Tang received the DAGM MVTec 2018 Dissertation Award at the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) conference in Stuttgart today. Her thesis with the title “People Detection and Tracking in Crowded Scenes” was praised by the board and the technical committee of the DAGM (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung) to be outstanding. “There was quite some competition this year”, said Reinhard Koch, the President of DAGM, which can be translated as German Association for Pattern Recognition. “This year we even decided to double the award money and grant two first places. Mrs. Tang will receive one of both. Congratulations for this achievement!” The award comes with a price money of 2.500 Euro and was given during the DAGM Award ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Siyu Tang Linda Behringer