A series of focus groups is being organized in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen on June 12, 13, and 14 to engage the broader public in discussions on Robotics in healthcare. In these focus groups, you will have the chance to discuss the use of robotics in healthcare and share your perspective: What opportunities, but also challenges do you see? What framework conditions must be ensured for the use of robotics? The results of the discussion will be anonymized so that they can no longer be attributed to you as an individual, and will be published in scientific journals and considered for…

The Science Council has recommended the construction of a new research building at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The TUM Center for Embodied Laboratory Intelligence (TUM ELI) is to be funded with 51 million euros. The research building is scheduled to go into operation in 2028. Questions for the Director Start-ups & Infrastructure of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) Prof. Eckehard Steinbach.

They are called LWR iisy, LWR iiwa, Yu+, UR 5e or simply "Robot": Everything in Robin Kirschner's lab in Garching-Hochbrück revolves around robot arms, including those from Kuka, Yuanda Robotics, Universal Robotics or Franka Emika. "I don't know of any lab that tests more robotic arms than we do," says Robin Kirschner, lab-manager of the Robot Performance and Safety lab and PhD student at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI). Their topic: making sure robots can safely interact with people.

Luca Sacchetto wants to let artificial intelligence build sofas, chairs and, for example, robot heads. Based on an open-source transformer similar to the Generative Pretrained Transformer (GPT), the doctoral student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) does not create texts like ChatGPT, but design proposals. That ist he idea.

Two MIRMI doctoral theses made it into the top 4 at the George Giralt Phd Award 2023. Ribin Balachandran shares first prize with Antonio Andreilla from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona. Balachandran was awarded for his research on "adaptive shared control of robots". Nico Mansfeld also reached the final round of the last four.

On the one hand, seeing the capabilities of humans, on the other hand, using the strengths of robots: That is the goal of PhD student Riddhiman Laha at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI).

After two years online, Jugend forscht, Germany's science competition for young talent, is back live. This week, at the regional Jugend forscht München West competition organized by MIRMI, Franka Emika and the Robokind Foundation, 63 young scientists presented 44 exciting and innovative research projects in the seven thematic areas of Jugend forscht, Working world, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics, Technology and, for the first time this year, Earth and space sciences.

In a new research laboratory at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the Deutsches Museum, humans and robots are working closely together. The goal of the KI.Fabrik flagship project is to develop flexible, learning-enabled robots that support people in their work with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

When humans meet robots, many people feel uncomfortable. That is why researcher Maximilian Braun from the TUM School of Social Science and Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and his colleagues are working on a data recorder that anonymously records how humans and robots interact.

Preventing accidents by computing impending collisions of drones or cars: that is the goal of Darius Burschka. The professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) tracks every point in images generated by cameras carried by flying drones or cars on the road. In principle he applies the “constant bearing” technique traditionally used by navigators at sea.