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After the successful establishment of MIRMI Seed Funds in spring 2022, MIRMI opens a new call for applications to Seed Funds. MIRMI’s Principal Investigators are invited to send a joint application to community@mirmi.tum.de by 15.October 2022. MIRMI Seed Funding aims to foster further innovative, ambitious research ideas and cooperation within the Institute.

Das Exzellenznetzwerk euROBIN vereint die europäische Expertise in den Bereichen der Robotik und künstlichen Intelligenz. Damit etabliert es eine gemeinsame paneuropäische Plattform für Forschung und Entwicklung. Zum ersten Mal forschen renommierte Forschungslabore in ganz Europa zusammen an KI-basierter Robotertechnik. Ein zentrales Ziel des Netzwerkes ist es, signifikante wissenschaftliche Fortschritte in Kernfragen der künstlichen Intelligenz und Robotertechnik zu erlangen. Zudem soll durch die integrative Forschungsplattform die wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft der Robotik in Europa gestärkt…

Internationale Fachdiskussionen auf dem Hightech-Summit, rund 30 praktische Anwendungen von Start-ups und aus aktuellen Forschungsprojekten der Technischen Universität München (TUM) als Demo oder Podiumsdiskussionen im Rahmen der AI.Society sowie der Robothon®, ein Wettbewerb für junge KI- und Robotik-Talente: munich_i ist eine Hightech-Plattform, die im Rahmen der automatica vom 21. Juni bis 24. Juni 2022 zeigt, wie Mensch und Maschine zusammenwachsen – und Diskussionsstoff liefert, etwa darüber, welche Schritte besonders in der internationalen Vernetzung diverser Forschungseinrichtungen und…

Wie Robotik den Alltag von alten Menschen und deren Pflegerinnen und Pflegern verbessern kann: Das sind die zentralen Themen, mit denen sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler auf dem ersten Geriatronics-Summit in Garmisch beschäftigen. Fragen an die Organisatoren der Veranstaltung und wissenschaftliche Leiter der Forschungsprojekte, Luis Da Cruz Figueredo und Abdeljallil Naceri vom MIRMI.

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…

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