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MIRMI’s main building at Heßstraße 134, 80797 in Munich will be renovated. The renovation will take approximately 3 years. During this time, the offices and laboratories have been relocated to Munich and Garching. MIRMI’s new addresses are Georg-Brauchle-Ring 58-62, 80992 Munich, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 8, 85748 Garching, and Parkring 11-13, 1. Stock, 85748 Garching.

MIRMI will support the kick-off of innovative research projects via Seed Funds. The MIRMI Seed-Funds aim to stimulate new collaborations within MIRMI by supporting collaborative projects in the field of robotics and machine intelligence. Successful projects will receive funds for up to two (post)doctoral researchers (E13 50%) for up to six months duration. The plan is to hold a seed funding round every 6 months. The first round of MIRMI Seed Funds is open until 31. Jan. 2022.

Our highly respected TUM colleague Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser is running for a seat in the IEEE RAS AdCom this year. IEEE RAS members can support her with a vote until 24 November 2021. Birgit Vogel-Heuser has been contributing to MIRMI from the very first minute and is now among the candidates from RAS Geographical Area 2 (IEEE Region 8) - Europe, Middle East & Africa.

The Indy Autonomous Challenge was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday – a race completely without drivers. Nine teams from universities around the world competed against one another with race cars controlled using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team made the best time with an average speed of 218 kilometers per hour. That won the young researchers first place and a cash prize of one million US dollars.

A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been working in the Providentia and Providentia++ projects to equip busy roads with advanced sensor technology. With artificial intelligence (AI), the data are digitally twinned to create a model of the real-world traffic situation. In this interview project leader Alois Knoll, a professor of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems, explains the underlying vision – and what needs to be done to keep pace with the future of digital mobility.

Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab, head of the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures, was honored with the MICCAI Enduring Impact Award (EIA) 2021. The Enduring Impact Award is a prestigious annual prize awarded since 2009 to senior researchers whose work has made an enduring impact on the field of medical image computing and computer-assisted interventions. The award is granted by the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI) based on a researcher's originality, successful clinical applications, publications, conferences, and education activities.…

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is undertaking a historical structural reform, converting its Faculties to Schools, and adapting the name of former institutes to the needs of an innovation-driven organization. In this context, “Institute” replaced the word “School” of our Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM). From 01 October 2021, the new name of MSRM is “Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence” (MIRMI).

On Wednesday, September 29th, we welcomed the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, Martijn van Gruijthuijsen, together with various delegates to MSRM's facilities in Heßstraße, Munich. During the meeting, participants identified common interests and potential cooperation topics. Our guests got an overview of how TUM MSRM is facing societal challenges in the health and work sectors via lighthouse initiatives such as Geriatonics and KI.FABRIK and how the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is promoting ventures in robotics and AI in Bavaria via…

BayWa AG will provide substantial financial support to the TUM Venture Lab Food-Agro-Biotech (FAB). The TUM Venture Labs, launched by the Technical University of Munich and UnternehmerTUM, compare favorably with the world’s leading start-up incubator programs. Specifically targeting key technology fields, they create dynamic ecosystems that bring together start-ups, research, investors and established companies. In the fields of sustainable agriculture and healthy nutrition, "we expect natural sciences and life sciences to join forces with artificial intelligence, robotics and…

In the context of telerobotics, representatives from Vodafone and MSRM (new MIRMI: Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) discussed robotics and AI applications, where the 5G network has great potential for technological development. The workshop covered focal points such as assistive and medical robotics, environmental robotics, robotics for the factory of the future as well as learning systems and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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