Research

Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) and Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will continue his role as Chairman of the Bavarian AI Council for the next five years. The core task of the committee, consisting of 21 experts from universities, non-university research, and the business sector, is to promote Artificial Intelligence (AI) 'at all levels of society, the economy, and the state.'

Fast wireless connections are the foundation for streaming movies and communicating seamlessly. Above all, they secure many applications in human-robot communication. In the 6G Lab at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), led by the dedicated professors Eckehard Steinbach and Wolfgang Kellerer, research is conducted on 6G communication.

The next flagship conference on robotics and automation is coming. With the theme “CONNECT+”, the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2024) will be a perfect platform to meet TUM MIRMI researchers and get to know our latest developments at plenary and keynote sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops, and video sessions. Find here a preliminary list of MIRMI researchers’ contributions to this Conference. Congratulations to all authors, and see you from May 13-17, 2024, in Yokohama, Japan!

So-called proprioceptive information graphs help robot arms, six-legged, and humanoid robots to learn about their morphology. In practice, bodily awareness is crucial for manipulation, locomotion, and interaction. The scientist of MIRMI, Fernando Diaz Ledezma, explains how it works.

KI.Fabrik introduced, Robotics Graduate Program launched, demos showcased at Automatica, and AI experimentation space approved: 2023 reveals the potential embedded in robotics for the region and beyond.

MIRMI researchers have presented two new revolutionary concepts for upper-limb prostheses. The researchers developed a prosthesis which recreates the mechanical behavior of the human neuromuscular system in terms of stiffness characteristics, natural motion, and tactile sensing capabilities. These features are combined in a small-size and sophisticated device, the Artificial Neuromuscular Prosthesis (ANP), combining the latest insights from human motor control and robotics. They also developed a solution for mitigating the high forces and moments between the residual limb and the prosthesis:…

From the laboratory straight to the clinic: That is the goal of the developments of the research group for minimal-invasive interdisciplinary therapeutic intervention, abbreviated as MITI, affiliated with the Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich. Currently, more than 20 researchers from technology and medicine are working on intelligent robots and devices for the operating room of the future.

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.

GloPro is the approach that Simon Schaefer uses to recognize a three-dimensional world with just one camera. To achieve this, the doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) relies on machine learning. The aspiring scientist presented a corresponding paper on this topic at the Robotics Conference IROS in Detroit.

When doctoral candidate Moritz Eckhoff from the Chair of Robotics and Systems Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) lets robots move, they already have an image of their surroundings, accurate to the centimeter, in mind. This is how he avoids collisions.

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