MIRMI News

Research, Robotics, TUM Press Release |

Previously unknown methan sources identified in Hamburg

Reducing methane emissions is considered a strong lever for achieving rapid progress in slowing global warming. That is because methane, unlike carbon dioxide, has a relatively short average atmospheric lifetime of around 12 years. In urban areas, methane sources are often unknown or underestimated. A team of researchers has undertaken a search for gas leaks and other sources of escaping methane in Hamburg.

Research, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, TUM Press Release |

New skin-like sensors fit almost everywhere

Researchers from the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an automatic process for making soft sensors. These universal measurement cells can be attached to almost any kind of object. Applications are envisioned especially in robotics and prosthetics.

NEWS, Research |

New Call for MIRMI Seed Funds – Deadline July 15th

The MIRMI Seed-Funding initiative aims to stimulate new ideas and foster cutting edge research proposals. We can proudly announce that since establishing the seed funds in 2022 the MIRMI Science Advisory Board choose 7 project ideas to get funding. In the external review process a selected group of leaders and scientists in the field of robotics and machine intelligence choose three proposals in the first round to receive funding and 4 in the second round. For the upcoming call MIRMI can provide funding to support the kick-start of even more collaborative projects within the MIRMI community.

Community |

Indo-German Fellowship: a seed project for future collaboration in the field of prosthetics

Dr. Amartya Ganguly (Technical University of Munich, Germany) and Dr. Saikat Kumar Shome (CSIR Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, India) want to build an open-source musculoskeletal model of the hand to drive a robotic hand in a simulated user-in-loop environment using low-cost motion capture system. This approach has several potential benefits, including affordability and accessibility in developing prosthetic end effectors. The researchers from German and Indian institutions decided to join forces. The PECFAR Fellowship enabled them to create a platform for collaborative…

NEWS, Research |

10 videos of automatica

At Automatica at the end of June 2023, more than 30 research teams showed their current developments on the AI.Society site as part of munich_i. Here is a selection from medicine, manufacturing, care and mobility.

Innovation, EVENTS, munich i |

Celebrating Technological Collaboration and Innovation at munich_i: Highlights from the Hightech Summit, AI.Society, and Robothon®

What are the risks and benefits of technology in work, health, mobility, and environment? The high-tech platform munich_i, a joint project of automatica, Messe München, and the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI), fosters interdisciplinary cooperation between research and industry. Under the theme of "intelligence empowering tomorrow," munich_i showcased more than 40 presentations, 35 prototypes, 28 guided tours, it helded Robothon® Award Ceremony and provided a stage for renowned pioneers to discuss their ideas and promote technological advancement in service of…

NEWS, Research, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, TUM Press Release |

Bavarian Order of Merit for TUM members

Minister President Dr. Markus Söder presented the Bavarian Order of Merit to TUM members Alena Buyx, Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies, and Heribert Schunkert, Professor of Cardiology. The Order is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria.

NEWS, Research, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, TUM Press Release |

First AI experimentation space for automatic knowledge generation

The Scientific Council has approved the construction of a new research building at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The TUM Center for Embodied Laboratory Intelligence (TUM ELI) will receive 51 million euros in funding starting in 2024. The research facility is scheduled to go into operation in 2028.

Community, Health, Research |

Geriatronics Summit 2023: robotics and AI technology for supporting the care of older adults

Following the success of last year’s edition, the Geriatronics Summit 2023 successfully brought together researchers from AI and Robotics with care providers, the general public, stakeholders in the field of care for older adults, and people with lived experience of disability at the beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the district with the largest elderly population in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. With a fantastic line-up of 16 speakers coming from the east and west coast of the US, UK, and from several countries in the EU, and about 100 participants from all over the world, the summit…

Innovation, EVENTS, munich i |

Unlocking Opportunities and Inspiring Innovation: Why munich_i Should Be on Your Radar

Attending munich_i can offer you several benefits and opportunities. Here are some reasons why you should consider visiting this high-tech platform at automatica, one of the world’s biggest trade fairs in automation. You can get a free day ticket to visit the munich_i booth too!