TUM Press Releases

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…

Prof. Urs Gasser is the founding dean of the new TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology and is also the rector of the Hochschule für Politik München. In this interview he explains why values and technology must be treated as inseparable.

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.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has chosen Prof. Nassir Navab as an IEEE Fellow for 2022. Navab is head of the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality at TUM. The IEEE recognizes Navab's outstanding achievements in augmented reality-based applications in medicine and computer-aided interventions

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

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

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

Prof. Johannes Fottner and Professor Magnus Fröhling received the TUM Sustainability Award on behalf of the CirculaTUM research network during the Dies Academicus. The interdisciplinary network was founded to bundle the diverse competencies of TUM for a resource-efficient circular economy and to actively contribute to the corresponding industrial and societal transformation. The prize honors research work, technical innovations, and approaches to solutions that can make decisive contributions to the sustainable transformation of the economy and society and to overcoming the climate…

The Indy Autonomous Challenge was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday – a race completely without drivers. Nine teams from universities around the world competed against one another with race cars controlled using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team made the best time with an average speed of 218 kilometers per hour. That won the young researchers first place and a cash prize of one million US dollars.

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