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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.

The TUM Distinguished Lecture Series on AI & Healthcare is a bi-weekly lecture series taking place on Mondays from 16:00-17:00 (CET) on Zoom. International experts and pioneers in the field will present their research. Everyone who is interested in the topic is cordially invited

A TUM Team has developed software that lets race cars compete in motorsports without a driver. The TUM Autonomous Motorsport Team was able to take 1st and 2nd place at the Autonomous Challenges in Indianapolis and most recently at the CES in Las Vegas. Does this technology have the potential to revolutionize racing? Markus Lienkamp, Professor for automotive technology, tells us the answer

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…

For cardiac arrest victims, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It’s vital that medical emergency response teams get to them quickly, but in more remote, rural areas this can sometimes be difficult. “HORYZN” is an initiative of students of the Institute of Flight System Dynamics, chaired by Prof. Florian Holzapfel, at TUM and has developed a remote-controlled, AI-supported rescue drone with a defibrillator on board for just such emergencies

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.

A method to shed unprecedented views into skin diseases: That was the goal when the INNODERM project was launched in 2016 under the leadership of TUM. It has yielded a novel imaging modality that can see deeper and with higher discrimination beneath the skin surface than any competing method today. The project has now been chosen as the winner of the European Commission’s 2021 ECS Innovation Award

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