"Exploratory Learning" is at the core of the educational project "EnviroBotics," which will be supported with €400,000 over the next two years by the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education. The idea was developed by a research team led by environmental roboticist Daniel Dücker from the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

In mid-October 2023, partners for the EU-funded research project AUTOASSESS (Autonomous aerial inspection of GNSS-denied and confined critical infrastructures), which received nine million euros in funding, gathered for their kickoff in Copenhagen. Prof. Stefan Leutenegger and his Smart Robotics Lab were there representing the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a budget of approximately 1.1 million euros.

Fast 5G connectivity, high-performance computing, and versatile applications – on land, in the air, and in water: The Synchronous Team-Robot Van (SVAN) combines state-of-the-art robotics technology for active environmental protection. From a networked drone to a land robot with a gripper arm and an underwater robot with a gripper. These provided robots can be easily controlled from anywhere in the world.

Especially as support for daily tasks and for the use of media such as video, telephone, or the internet, care robots are well-received. This is the result of a study conducted by the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) as part of the research project KoBo34.

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…

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…

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!

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.

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).