Prof. Sami Haddadin is Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and holds the Chair of Robotics and System Intelligence. His research interests include robot design and control, robot learning, collective intelligence, human-robot interaction, embodied AI, human neuromechanics, intelligent prosthetics and robot safety.
He was Chair of the Institute of Automatic Control at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, Prof. Haddadin held various positions as a researcher at DLR. He holds degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and technology management from the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He received his PhD summa cum laude from RWTH Aachen University. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in international journals and conferences. He has received numerous awards for his scientific work, including the George Giralt PhD Award (2012), the RSS Early Career Spotlight (2015), the IEEE/RAS Early Career Award (2015), the Alfried Krupp Award for Young Professors (2015), the German Future Prize of the Federal President (2017) and the Leibniz Prize (2019).
Prof. Haddadin is the founder of Franka Emika GmbH (Munich, 2016). During his time at DLR, he played a major role in the development of the lightweight robot technology, which became the KUKA LBR iiwa in technology transfer.
- Member of National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) since 2019
- Member of Zukunftsrat der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (Council of the Future Bavarian Economy) since 2019
- Member of Kommission Niedersachsen 2030 (Lower Saxony Commission) since 2019
- Expert Member of the the Study Commission (dt. Enquete-Kommission) "Artificial Intelligence – Social Responsibility and Economic, Social and Ecological Potential", German Parliament since 2018
- Member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on "Artificial Intelligence" since 2018
- Member of the EU High-Level Industrial Roundtable "Industry 2030" from 2018 to 2019
For reasons of transparency, I would like to draw your attention to my share in Franka Emika GmbH and the Conflict of Interest that may exist as a result. I follow a well-defined, clear and transparent procedure in dealing with this participation, have worked out a clear workflow with the TUM on funding projects and would ask you to respect this fact even in the event of any enquiries. I would ask you to address any intended contact requests and cooperation requests with Franka Emika GmbH directly to the company.