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:…

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.

Researchers at MIRMI together with colleagues from Bosch Corporate Research, Aalto University and Örebro University demonstrated how historical movement data stored as 'Maps of Dynamics-informed Long-term Human Motion Prediction' can be used to predict where people will move with much greater reliability than before. The concept of was introduced at the IROS conference yesterday.

MIRMI researchers’ contributions to “The Next Generation of Robotics”, the theme of IROS 2023, are broad. At this year's Robotics Forum, 18 MIRMI Principal Investigators and their teams are organizing five workshops and presenting 38 research papers. A comprehensive list of these papers and workshops is available here.

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.

A team of MIRMI scientists have developed the generalized Safe Motion Unit (gSMU) as a comprehensive tool for safe pre-collision control of almost all robots. Their novel safety approach benefits from a modular scalable approach for obtaining the whole-body dynamics in a lego-like fashion. Questions to scientist Mazin Hamad.

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.

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.

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