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ALIFE 2018 paper accepted

  • 01 May 2018

Our paper 'Systematic self-exploration of behaviors for robots in a dynamical systems framework' was accepted for ALIFE 2018 and will be presented in Tokyo, July 2018.

Cristina Pinneri Georg Martius


Alexander Spröwitz gives an invited talk in the DFG project 'Das verdatete Tier', at final meeting

  • 27 April 2018

Alexander Spröwitz gives an invited talk at the final DFG project meeting 'Das verdatete Tier' at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. This DFG project final meeting is organized by Prof. Dr. Stefan Rieger and Ina Bolinski, M.A. .

Alexander Sproewitz


Multifunctional bacterial microswimmer able to deliver cargo and destroy itself

  • 26 April 2018

The untethered biohybrid microswimmer is able to transport and deliver cargo encapsulated into a guidable red blood cell, while an attached bacterium, one of the most efficient swimmers in nature, acts as a propeller to move it forward. Once it has reached its destination and delivered its cargo, the scientists can destroy the microswimmer using infrared light.

Yunus Alapan Oncay Yasa Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Best paper award in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

  • 25 April 2018

"Probabilistic Articulated Real-Time Tracking for Robot Manipulation"

The paper has been published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 577-584, April 2017. It has been considered the best paper published on IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters in 2017. IEEE RA-L published 305 papers in 2017.

Cristina Garcia Cifuentes Jan Issac Manuel Wüthrich Stefan Schaal Jeannette Bohg


Initiative to establish a European Lab for Learning & Intelligent Systems

  • 24 April 2018

Warning about the competition from the USA and China - appeal to politics

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Peer Fischer receives ERC Advanced Grant

  • 20 April 2018

The head of the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart receives 2.5 Mio Euro from the European Research Council (ERC), which funds cutting-edge research in all disciplines.

Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Eshed Ohn-Bar receives Humboldt Fellowship

  • 16 April 2018

Eshed Ohn-Bar from CMU receives Humboldt Fellowship and will join AVG in December as a post-doctoral researcher!


Hyosang Lee receives fellowship from South Korean Government

  • 16 April 2018

Another prestigious fellowship for one of the Postdocs of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Hyosang Lee Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Mimicking nanoscale natural movements with the help of DNA Origami

  • 13 April 2018

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems together with researchers at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Stuttgart use a technique called DNA origami to mimic a multitude of vital movements seen in nature, such as the sliding motion exerted by protein motors during cell division. Their invention, which is a thousand times smaller than a human hair, features a preliminary attempt to construct nanoscale analogues of the mysterious natural machines in living cells.

Laura Na Liu Linda Behringer


Cyber Valley video: "Artificial Intelligence finds a center"

  • 06 April 2018

Cyber Valley is featured in a video produced by the Digital BW platform, featuring the initiative as an important part of Baden-Württemberg´s digitization strategy.

Claudia Daefler