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Bernhard Schölkopf has been elected member of the "Leopoldina"

  • 18 July 2016

Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences

Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Matthias Hohmann in portrait

  • 11 July 2016

#thatsmyscience

Matthias Hohmann, PhD Student Max Placnk Institute For Intelligent Sysytems, IMPRS for cognitice and systems neuroscience

Matthias Hohmann


FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016

  • 24 June 2016

The FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016. The award encourages and recognises the importance of the distribution of high-quality datasets on which geometry processing algorithms are tested.

Federica Bogo Javier Romero Matthew Loper Michael Black


Humboldt fellowship

  • 20 June 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Zhiguang Wu who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (June 2016).

Zhiguang Wu


Open Day - Tag der offenen Tür

  • 18 June 2016

Max Planck Campus Tübingen

Einblicke in die Labore, Experimente zum Mitmachen und ein Science Slam: Im Juni gibt es Forschung zum Anfassen

Claudia Daefler


Jonas Peters New Member of the German "Young Academy"

  • 13 June 2016

Young, excellent and motivated - Jonas Peters has been elected as one of ten new members to the "Junge Akademie" and will contribute to the interdisciplinary work of this organization. Congratulations!

Jonas Peters


Faculty position

  • 12 June 2016

Congrats and good luck to Dr. Ji Tae Kim who has started as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (June 2016).

JiKae Kim


Finalist for WODES 2016 Best Student Paper

  • 01 June 2016

Simon Ebner´s paper on the results of his master thesis

Topic: "Communication rate analysis for event-based state estimation"

Simon Ebner


A special kind of robot workshop (a nice story from last year)

  • 30 May 2016

A Nao flies East and helps Laura Sevilla to teach technology knowledge to children from the Philippines

Fascinated Kids with excited faces and curious voices, expressing happiness and thankfulness...- these emotions were raised by a little NAO robot that was the main actor of a robot workshop that took place in May 2015 in the Philippines. Laura Sevilla, a PostDoc at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, took two months off and volunteered more than five weeks in order to organize and lead this workshop.

Laura Sevilla


Switch and stick

  • 18 May 2016

The chemical element gallium could be used as a new reversible adhesive that allows its adhesive effect to be switched on and off with ease

Some adhesives may soon have a metallic sheen and be particularly easy to unstick. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart are suggesting gallium as just such a reversible adhesive. By inducing slight changes in temperature, they can control whether a layer of gallium sticks or not. This is based on the fact that gallium transitions from a solid state to a liquid state at around 30 degrees Celsius. A reversible adhesive of this kind could have applications everywhere that temporary adhesion is required, such as industrial pick-and-place processes, transfer printing, temporary wafer bonding, or for moving sensitive biological samples such as tissues and organs. Switchable adhesion could also be suitable for use on the feet of climbing robots.

Metin Sitti Zhou Ye Guo Zhan Lum Sukho Song