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A beacon of light for artificial intelligence

July 12, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is celebrating the opening of its new building in Tübingen   [more]
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Mobile Microrobotics

July 11, 2017
The first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication and control is now available, written by Metin Sitti, director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. [more]
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Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water

June 29, 2017
The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water and cleaning up disease-causing bacteria. Scientists report a new development toward this goal. [more]
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Programmable self-assembly

June 01, 2017
Scientists under the lead of Metin Sitti at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have recently constructed a material system that provides dynamic self-assembly. [more]
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Gecko-inspired multipurpose gripper

May 26, 2017
An elastic membrane covered with tiny fibres paired with a pressure differential enables a new soft gripper system with a high adhesion performance even on curved surfaces [more]
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Katherine J. Kuchenbecker joins the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as a new director

April 20, 2017
The Max Planck Society has appointed Katherine J. Kuchenbecker as a director at the Stuttgart location of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. She will lead the newly established "Haptic Intelligence" department, which focuses on incorporating the sense of touch into robotic systems. [more]
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Nanomagnetism in X-ray Light

March 23, 2017
Today’s most advanced scanning X-ray microscope is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. [more]