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After almost three years of development, the time has come: For the first time, a robot in the experimental operating theatre of the MITI research group takes over the tasks of an "operating theatre jumper" in the non-sterile area. He fetches sterile materials - such as suture material or surgical gloves - from the warehouse, brings them to the operating theatre, opens the packaging and hands the sterile goods to the surgeon. Lukas Bernhard, a doctoral student at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), talks about the capabilities of the AURORA robot.

Jugend forscht is Germany's best-known research competition for young people from the 4th grade to the age of 21. The competition promotes STEM education throughout Germany since 1965. Talents compete in six Jugend forscht subject areas: Working World, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics, and Technology. The Munich West Regional Competition is organized every year by Franka Emika, the Robokind Foundation, and MIRMI. You can participate in this exciting initiative by joining any of the Jugend forscht jury teams. The event will take place in person on 15 and 16 February…

High-level representatives from the largest and most experienced international technology companies from various industries and MIRMI Principal Investigators met at the BMW Group Plant Munich last week. Discussions covered key topics such as autonomous driving, trustworthy AI, industrial robotics and AI challenges, hackathons, entrepreneurial initiatives, and MIRMI/TUM's latest research initiatives. Current collaborative projects between industry and MIRMI to build the factory of the future (KI.FABRIK BAYERN) and to increase sustainability in agriculture were also addressed. The discussions…

Yesterday, Benjamin Bogenberger was presented with the VDE Bayern Award in the Science category for his Bachelor's thesis at the VDE Bayern Abend 2022 at the Bayerischer Hof. The then Bachelor’s student of electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a solution that enables a robot to plan new paths using user guidance while reliably avoiding collisions with suddenly appearing obstacles.

Can surgeons quantify the risk of aphasia when removing a brain tumor? To find out, researchers at Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are analyzing the brain as a network. In a current study with 60 patients, they already achieved an accuracy rate with three quarters of their predictions.

On Friday, Nov 11, 2022, the MIRMI team had the pleasure of receiving Prof. Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard and the PhD student Juan Heredia from the Mc-Kinney Møller Institute of SDU, University of Southern Denmark at our research facility in Georg-Brauchle-Ring in Munich. Our guests gave a Talk titled “Software Engineering of Robotic Systems”. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. Then we had a demo tour where key topics such as safety, data security, energy efficiency, user-based robotics solutions were discussed.

On Friday, Nov 11 at 10:00am, Prof. Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Professor in Software Engineering of the Mc-Kinney Møller Institute of SDU, will give examples of ongoing projects researching tactics and software technologies for the design of systems with robotic elements.

+70 researchers from several TUM Chairs will be presenting groundbreaking results on intelligent robots and smart machines at the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), one of the largest and most impacting robotics research conferences in the world. The conference runs from October 23–27, 2022 in Kyoto, Japan. 46 publications written by different TUM Chairs affiliated with MIRMI were accepted at IROS 2022.

The robo.innovate hackathon is on Fire! More than 50 talents and industry partners joined the kick-off event of our first robo.innovate hackathon in Munich yesterday. Our partners Continental, Siemens, Infineon Technologies, omegga and HORYZN proposed challenges, for which the teams brainstormed disruptive solutions in just a few hours! It was an incredible day and this is just the beginning. Starting today, the teams have just 4 weeks to refine their concept and prepare for the grand finale, where they will hack live from 4-6 November.

With Prof. Achim Lilienthal, one of the world's leading scientists for robots' olfatory perception has moved from the University of Örebro in Sweden to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In his new Chair of Perception of Intelligent Systems, the focus is on robots with a sense of smell as well as mobile, and AI-enabled robots.