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.
"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.
Warning about the competition from the USA and China - appeal to politics
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.
Eshed Ohn-Bar from CMU receives Humboldt Fellowship and will join AVG in December as a post-doctoral researcher!
Another prestigious fellowship for one of the Postdocs of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.
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.
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.
This paper is among the 5 best of about 2500 submissions. The 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) will take place from 21 until 25 May 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
The Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems leads the team that is organizing this vibrant forum for haptics researchers.