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MIRMI announced during the MIRMI General Assembly on May 05. that 7 out of the 16 members in its Science Board changed their role as sector leaders. The Science Board is composed of leaders from the Integrative Research Institute's sectors of Health, Work, Environment, Mobility, Robotics, Perception, Artificial Intelligence, and Education. The past and new members of MIRMI's Science Board can be found in this article.

MIRMI organized its first General Assembly, to which Principal Investigators, MIRMI Lab coordinators as well as the Institute's administrative team were invited. The forum took place on 05 May in MIRMI's temporary premises at Georg-Brauchle-Ring 58, 80992 Munich. The General Assembly is organized twice a year and provides an opportunity for members to participate in strategic discussions, interact with the MIRMI team, learn about the benefits of MIRMI and discuss the challenges to achieving the ambitious goal of conducting joint research. Highlights of the event included first-hand updates on…

On April 7, 2022, the biannual meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) with the Science Board took place in the interim premises of MIRMI at Georg-Brauchle-Ring. A total of over 30 participants from industry and the MIRMI community learned about the MIRMI highlights of the past 6 months, the concepts for new "Innovation Sectors" in the field of Environment and Mobility in MIRMI as well as the latest technological and political developments in the field.

In its April 06, 2022 issue, the renowned Süddeutsche Zeitung tells the story and projects of Rafael Hostettler, founder of the robotics company Devanthro and external researcher at the TUM Chair of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Real-Time Systems. Hostettler adopted Roboy, a humanoid robot with ten fingers and ten toes. Roboy can be controlled via telepresence with virtual reality goggles. Roboy aims to solve the nursing shortage and enable the researcher to live after death. Devanthro recently moved into the Munich Urban Colab.

Following many years of research at the Technical University of Munich, the start-up Ebenbuild GmbH aims to fundamentally improve the mechanical ventilation of ICU patients with ARDS and drive significant, long-term improvements in treatment outcomes. The company develops personalized simulation models of patients’ lungs using patient data, such as medical images. These Digital Twins allow doctors to make sound treatment decisions by accurately picturing how mechanical ventilation will affect individual patients. The company was founded in April 2019 by Dr. Kei Müller, Dr. Jonas Biehler, Prof.…

We are pleased to announce that the external Science Advisory Board (SAB) of MIRMI is now complete. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of leading experts in robotics and related disciplines who are independent of MIRMI and not directly affiliated with TUM. The SAB advises MIRMI on strategic matters, the scientific research agenda, and a mission-driven roadmap. It fosters exchange within the global research communities and supports research and innovation initiatives through strong collaboration with world-leading researchers. It is also the independent review body for application to…

Dr. Lacoursière is a Chief Scientist at Algoryx Simulation, a company that has provided fast, modular, and high-fidelity physics engines such as AGX Dynamics. He is currently visiting MIRMI. In his talk, Dr. Lacoursière will speak about physics simulation. Algoryx and TUM are the partners of the European Union's Horizon 2020 I.AM. project (Impact Aware Manipulation by Dexterous Robot Control and Learning in Dynamic Semi-Structured Logistic Environments).

Irene Bruckmeier, awarded 2nd place in Physics at the Jugend Forscht Regional Competition of Munich West in 2021, won the first edition of the Robotics & AI Internship organized by MIRMI and Franka Emika as a special prize for her project in Robotics ‘Control and stabilization of a two-wheeled LEGO robot with Simulink’ (original title: Regelung und Stabilisierung eines zweirädrigen LEGO-Roboters mit Simulink). This one-week internship covered theoretical and hands-on tasks in Robotics, from actuators and sensors, robotics control, collaborative (lightweight) robotics, mobile robots, MedTech…

If you are an Ukrainian scientist working in the fields of Robotics, Machine Intelligence and AI and you would be interested in relocating to Munich/Germany to work (at least temporarily in these difficult times) at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of the Technical University of Munich, please feel free to reach out and we try to help.

With the motto “zufälliggenial?” (“Accidentally brilliant?”), MIRMI together with Franka Emika and the Robokind Foundation hosted for the third time the Jugend Forscht competition on 22. and 23. Feb in Munich West. The last two editions of the event have taken place in online format to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The public was able to visit the projects’ digital booths on the platform Veertly. Our goal is to get young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to promote talented individuals. The Jugend Forscht jury was made up of a large number of…