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MIRMI will provide seed funding for three projects within the first round of MIRMI Seed Funds. The MIRMI Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), an independent organ of MIRMI composed of leading academics in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence from different universities across the world, reviewed and selected the best proposals. The idea is to foster joint projects at the initial stage to support innovative and ambitious ideas within a broad variety of topics in the field of robotics and machine intelligence.

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 Wednesday, May 4 at 18:30, Prof. Oussama Khatib (Standford University) will give the lecture titled "From Romeo & Juliet to OceanOneK Deep-Sea Robotic Exploration" at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI). OceanOneK is a robotic diver with a high degree of autonomy for physical interaction with the environment while connected to a human expert through an intuitive interface. The robot was recently deployed in several archeological expeditions in the Mediterranean with the ability to reach 1000 meters. Distancing humans physically from dangerous and unreachable…

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.

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…

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…

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.

By today’s signing of their cooperation agreement, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Augsburg (UNIA), and the Munich School of Philosophy (HFPH) have laid the foundation stone for the joint “Center for Responsible AI Technologies”, which will bring philosophical, ethical and social science issues into the development of AI technologies in an integrated approach to research.

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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