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.

Fandi Bi received several awards for her master's thesis. The topic at the time was to identify lazy compromises in companies producing mechatronic systems - the so-called technical debt (TD). In her doctoral thesis, the scientist from Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser's Department of Automation and Information Systems at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now working on systematically resolving them.

With more than 60 Principal Investigators (PIs), the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) is probably the largest center of its kind in Europe today. Excellence and cutting-edge research is the hallmark of TUM's first integrated research institute (IRI), which is oriented towards the major challenges of our time and is characterized by collaboration between all relevant chairs, companies and organizations. Members from the university council and professorial body also brought in ideas from industry on how this goal could be achieved. Questions for the Chairman of the…

International talks and presentations at the high-tech summit, demonstrations of some 30 practical applications created by startups and in current research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), AI.Society panel discussions, and Robothon®, a competition for young AI and robotics talent: munich_i is a high-tech platform being held under the auspices of the automatica trade fair from June 21–24 2022. It will show how humans and machines are converging – and provide fuel for debate, for example on the essential steps on the road ahead, especially for the international networking of…

Following many years of research at the Technical University of Munich, the start-up Ebenbuild won the digital health category at EIT Health Catapult 2022. The company aims to use AI software to generate unprecedented data on patients’ lungs and provide tailored therapy to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The pioneers behind this company are Dr. Kei Müller, Dr. Jonas Biehler, Prof. Wolfgang Wall and Dr. Karl-Robert Wichmann.

The Innovation Radar of the European Commission (EC) featured four innovations developed in various TUM / MIRMI projects in April and May 2022. The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts, who review the innovations in ongoing projects funded by the European Commission and provide an independent opinion on their market potential. The independent assessment of the market potential of a publicly funded project aims to connect innovators with investors and maximize funding opportunities for European tech entrepreneurs.

As part of her M.Sc. in Medical Technologies at TUM, Veronika Spieker conducted her master thesis on the design, implementation and experimental validation of upper-limb prostheses at MIRMI. The MedtecLIVE Talent Award is supported by a top-class jury consisting of representatives from industry and research. Learn more about her story.

MIRMI announced during the MIRMI General Assembly on May 05. that 7 out of the 16 members in its Science Board changed their role as sector leaders. The Science Board is composed of leaders from the Integrative Research Institute's sectors of Health, Work, Environment, Mobility, Robotics, Perception, Artificial Intelligence, and Education. The past and new members of MIRMI's Science Board can be found in this article.

MIRMI organized its first General Assembly, to which Principal Investigators, MIRMI Lab coordinators as well as the Institute's administrative team were invited. The forum took place on 05 May in MIRMI's temporary premises at Georg-Brauchle-Ring 58, 80992 Munich. The General Assembly is organized twice a year and provides an opportunity for members to participate in strategic discussions, interact with the MIRMI team, learn about the benefits of MIRMI and discuss the challenges to achieving the ambitious goal of conducting joint research. Highlights of the event included first-hand updates on…