Talk "From Romeo & Juliet to OceanOneK Deep-Sea Robotic Exploration" by Prof. Oussama Khatib - Hybrid event


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 spaces while connecting their skills, intuition, and experience to the task.

Speaker bio

Oussama Khatib received his PhD from Sup’Aero, Toulouse, France, in 1980. He is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Stanford University. His research focuses on methodologies and technologies in human-centered robotics, haptic interactions, artificial intelligence, human motion synthesis and animation. He is President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) series, and the Springer Handbook of Robotics, awarded the American Publishers Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics. He is recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation (IEEE/RAS) Pioneering Award (for his fundamental contributions in robotics research, visionary leadership and life-long commitment to the field), the IEEE/RAS George Saridis Leadership Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Japan Robot Association (JARA) Award, the Rudolf Kalman Award, the IEEE Technical Field Award, and the 2022 Engelberger Robotics Award, the world's most prestigious robotics honor given by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Professor Khatib is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Registration details

The talk is part of the program for the exhibition "AI.Robotics.Design" at "Die Neue Sammlung" of the Pinakothek der Moderne. The lecture and discussion will take place at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI). It is a hybrid format, held simultaneously in person and online via teams. If you would like to attend in-person, prior registration is mandatory.  Please note that – as of now – for the in-person event, there is a maximum of people who can attend at the venue. In addition, covid restrictions in effect at the time of the event will apply.

  • Participation on site at Georg-Brauchle-Ring 58, Munich, M001. Please register here: registration
  • In case you can't join on site, the Pinakothek der Moderne offers a live stream. Join on May 4th at 6:30 pm here: Livestream