One of the highlights this time were the breakout sessions on 3 different focus topics, which for the first time also included PhD students: "Physics Informed Machine Learning", "Safe and Trustworthy Human Robot Systems" and "Collective Mobile Systems, Mobile Robot Intelligence". Stimulated by demos and short impulses, the small groups of about 10 participants per session got into crisp and intense bilateral exchanges - something that all participants had wished for more in the past.
Another new feature this time was that, in addition to MIRMI and its scientists, Industry Advisory Board members were also invited to address the audience. Thus, SAP (Franz Hero) and Continental (Gilles Mabire and Corina Apachite) presented their challenges in the area of Future of Work and Future of Mobility. The clear message: Against the backdrop of disturbed supply chains in the pandemics and megatrends such as Sustainable Development and Digitization, there are a number of technological challenges and diverse use cases that MIRMI can and should help solve with its versatile expertise!