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.
The German federal government and the Free State of Bavaria created two new offers for startup projects based
on AI and intelligent robotics, AI+MUNICH and Robo.Innovate. The first aims to develop and scale AI start-up
ideas, and to accelerate the transfer of AI research from universities to industry. It will be coordinated by MUC
SUMMIT GmbH. The second will help pre-startup teams to have access to infrastructures (including a
development lab for robot apps), technological teaching and training, as well as customized training programs in
entrepreneurship and venturing. Robo.Innovate will…
The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts is launching a new funding program to strengthen
corona research at medical faculties and university hospitals in Bavaria. This was announced by
Science Minister Bernd Sibler in Munich in mid-December. According to Sibler, the funding volume
totals 6 million euros.
When we are old, who takes care of us? Because in 30 years the demographic change will be in full swing: 6.1 million people in Germany who need to be cared for and too few people who look after them. That doesn't work. That means we need a solution! One option are robots in care. The Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence team develop robots that could support and relieve the nursing staff. Beta stories shows in this documentary what robots can already do in care and why we will need care robots in the future.
In der Sendung "Xenius: Altersforschung – Darum leben wir immer länger" erläutern Dr. Günter Steinebach (Facharzt für Innere Medizin) und Prof. Sami Haddadin wie der Roboter Garmi in Zukunft ältere Menschen unterstützen und begleiten wird (Minute 11:36-14:40).
Im Gespräch mit Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier stellte der Gewinner des Deutschen Zukunftspreises, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, die Leuchtturminitiative Geriatronik vor. Ein Video-Beitrag zum Treffen kann hier gefunden werden.
Zwei Stunden lang konnten sich Angela Merkel und Markus Söder in der Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence einen Überblick zum aktuellen Stand der Spitzenforschung in Robotik und Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) verschaffen.