Innovation

Around 30 demonstrators from the Technical University of Munich, TUM's Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) as well as selected start-ups and several projects' partners will present their latest innovations in the munich_i / AI.Society exhibition area during the automatica conference from 21. to 24. June, 2022 in Hall B4 at Messe München. Additionally, 20-minute live talks will take place on the i_space stage of munich_i every day from 11:00- to 12:30. Tickets are available now.

The munich_i Hightech Summit is the highlight of the automatica’s support program and will be held on June 22, 2022. Under the theme of ‘intelligence empowering tomorrow’, leading international technology drivers along with pioneers from science and industry will present their innovations, findings, and megatrends regarding the interaction between human and artificial intelligence, and responsible technological change. Minister President Dr. Markus Söder will open the Hightech Summit within the framework of a state reception at the Munich Residenz Palace on the previous evening.

The objective of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) lighthouse project "Digitaler Herz-OP" ("Digital Heart Surgery") is to enable more precise and lower-impact treatment of heart disease. Physicians and engineers at the German Heart Centre Munich (DHM) and the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) are working together closely in a leading-edge partnership to jointly develop new high-precision instruments for the operating room, the cardiac catheter lab and the intensive care unit. Oriented towards clinical challenges, innovative sensor data fusion, AI-augmented…

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.…

Call for teams! Robothon® – The Grand Challenge Series will go into the second digital round from April 24 – May 29, 2022 within the framework of munich_i and automatica which will take part from June 21 to 24, 2022.Teams can apply with their own robotics platform to showcase their skills, be discovered, win cash prizes, and shape the future of robotics in science and industry by working on a real-world problem! Apply until March 31, 2022.

Sometimes tools can serve different purposes. Last weekend GARMI, the service robot developed to care for elderly people, handed over trophies to the winners of the 2022 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Women to avoid COVID-19 contagions. We tell you some highlights and impressions of the event in this video. GARMI has been under development at the TUM Geriatronics Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

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 28.Feb.2022.

The service robot GARMI is planned to hand over trophies to the winners at the 2022 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Women in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to avoid COVID-19 contagions. The event will stream live on free TV tomorrow starting 11:30 ZDF, ORF 1 and Eurosport 2. Researchers of the Geriatronics Research Center adapted GARMI to operate outdoors for the first time.

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