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In the context of telerobotics, representatives from Vodafone and MSRM (new MIRMI: Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) discussed robotics and AI applications, where the 5G network has great potential for technological development. The workshop covered focal points such as assistive and medical robotics, environmental robotics, robotics for the factory of the future as well as learning systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). [mehr]

During three days, PhD students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Imperial College London (ICL) will have the opportunity to get an overview of the research carried out by various chairs at TUM and ICL on the subject of "Embodied Perception for Real-Time Action", find solutions to robotics challenges, visit colleagues' laboratories, and strengthen their research network. [mehr]

The Speinshart Monastery in the Upper Palatinate district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab could become the location for an international AI science and meeting center. The Bavarian AI Council, advisory committee that includes outstanding representatives from science and business as well as international AI experts among which are the MSRM (new MIRMI) members Prof. Alena Buyx, Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, Prof. Fabian Theis, and Prof. Sami Haddadin, spoke out in favor of this in its first meeting held on 15.09.2021. [mehr]

Students from the Bayerische EliteAkademie visited two MSRM labs located at Heßstraße 134 in Munich. They learned about embodied AI and discussed with experienced researchers the opportunities that human-centered robotics and AI will open to their future career paths. [mehr]

Attention entrepreneurs and tech talents! You always wanted to be part of a leading high-tech metropolis? Take a deep dive with TUM into Munich’s founder scene and join the virtual Munich Global Impact Sprint! [mehr]

ProtecT became the winner of the Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases Challenge 2021 in the Design category. ProteCT, a project in the scope of the lighthouse initiative Geriatronics, developed a Telemedical Diagnostic Framework that enables a modular, robot-based contactless examination. Such telediagnostic solutions ensure the stability of the health system in crises with a high incidence of infections like the global outbreak of COVID-19. The winning team received a £5,000 GBP prize. [mehr]

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing a vital role in driving technological change. But their design also harbors the potential to take on new tasks in the development of processes and products. A new exhibition in the New Collection section of the modern art museum Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich explores the origins, history, current developments and the future of robotics and AI in four chapters. Planned by Prof. Sami Haddadin and implemented with his team, the exhibition will open on July 16, 2021. [mehr]

In addition to the future of work, health, and mobility, MSRM PIs are researching future-oriented technologies and their applications for the future of our environment. To this end, Prof. Jia Chen, Prof. Timo Oksanen, Prof. Sami Haddadin, Prof. Markus Ryll, Prof. Stefan Leutenegger, and their teams showed for the first time a combination of prototypes of how AI and intelligent robots could be used for sustainable agriculture and environmental monitoring at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich. Their research opens possibilities in the direction of a home office... [mehr]

In the week of 28 June to 2 July, the joint Academic Workshop of the two robotics centres of Imperial College London and Technische Universität München took place. A total of 95 participants, from Principal Investigator to PhD student, took part in the 4 workshop days. While the 10-minute short presentations on days 1-4 were mainly aimed at getting to know each other and exchanging information on the research areas "Home Robotics", "Hospital Robotics", "Perception & Interaction" and "Locomotion", day 5 focused on the concrete launch of strategic initiatives. [mehr]

Congratulations to Prof. Klaus Diepold and his team, whose dedication to supporting talents at the Technical University of Munich and at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) was honored with the TUM Start-up Mentor of Excellence Award 2021! The award comes with a grant intended to mentor further start-up projects. Prof. Diepold is the head of the Chair of Data Processing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, a dedicated board member of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), and leads the AI sector at the... [mehr]