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BayFiD – Bayerns Frauen in Digitalberufen is the initiative of the Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, Judith Gerlach. The initiative aims to establish a network of female digital professionals, where those who already have a successful career can help young women to achieve the same. This year´s event on the 21st of September 2021 was the Kick-off Event of the third generation of young women talents, the so-called Batch3, and the overall topic was “Artificial Intelligence”. To that end, some Members of the Bavarian AI Council were invited to speak in a panel…

During three days, PhD students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Imperial College London (ICL) will have the opportunity to get an overview of the research carried out by various chairs at TUM and ICL on the subject of "Embodied Perception for Real-Time Action", find solutions to robotics challenges, visit colleagues' laboratories, and strengthen their research network.

The Speinshart Monastery in the Upper Palatinate district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab could become the location for an international AI science and meeting center. The Bavarian AI Council, advisory committee that includes outstanding representatives from science and business as well as international AI experts among which are the MSRM (new MIRMI) members Prof. Alena Buyx, Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, Prof. Fabian Theis, and Prof. Sami Haddadin, spoke out in favor of this in its first meeting held on 15.09.2021.

MSRM (from 01. October 2021 new: MIRMI - Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) had the honor of being donated a CASPAR robot for surgical applications from the chair for experimental orthopedics lead by Prof. Dr. Rainer Burgkart.

Students from the Bayerische EliteAkademie visited two MSRM labs located at Heßstraße 134 in Munich. They learned about embodied AI and discussed with experienced researchers the opportunities that human-centered robotics and AI will open to their future career paths.

Attention entrepreneurs and tech talents! You always wanted to be part of a leading high-tech metropolis? Take a deep dive with TUM into Munich’s founder scene and join the virtual Munich Global Impact Sprint!

TUM and project partners have completed 4.5 years of research. The ILIAD project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and developed robotic solutions that can integrate with current warehouse facilities, extending the state of the art to achieve self-deploying fleets of heterogeneous robots in multiple-actor systems.

ProtecT became the winner of the Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases Challenge 2021 in the Design category. ProteCT, a project in the scope of the lighthouse initiative Geriatronics, developed a Telemedical Diagnostic Framework that enables a modular, robot-based contactless examination. Such telediagnostic solutions ensure the stability of the health system in crises with a high incidence of infections like the global outbreak of COVID-19. The winning team received a £5,000 GBP prize.

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing a vital role in driving technological change. But their design also harbors the potential to take on new tasks in the development of processes and products. A new exhibition in the New Collection section of the modern art museum Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich explores the origins, history, current developments and the future of robotics and AI in four chapters. Planned by Prof. Sami Haddadin and implemented with his team, the exhibition will open on July 16, 2021.

In addition to the future of work, health, and mobility, MSRM PIs are researching future-oriented technologies and their applications for the future of our environment. To this end, Prof. Jia Chen, Prof. Timo Oksanen, Prof. Sami Haddadin, Prof. Markus Ryll, Prof. Stefan Leutenegger, and their teams showed for the first time a combination of prototypes of how AI and intelligent robots could be used for sustainable agriculture and environmental monitoring at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich. Their research opens possibilities in the direction of a home office…

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