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Bernhard Schölkopf meets French President Emmanuel Macron

  • 30 October 2019

The Machine Learning scientist is in Paris to attend the Global Forum on AI for Humanity which brings together many of the world’s leading AI experts who together work on promoting and protecting a human-centric and ethical approach to AI, grounded in human rights.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Vibrant research environment creates pulling force

  • 29 October 2019

Many students from around the world choose the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems for research stays abroad. The Haptic Intelligence Department is currently hosting several promising young researchers.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Endoscopic prostate surgery performed on a first human-like phantom

  • 28 October 2019

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Tian Qiu, leader of the Cyber Valley Biomedical Microsystems research group, and Professor Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have made a decisive contribution to improving complex surgical training by developing a very realistic prostate phantom. They then gave the 3D printed model to a medical team from the University of Freiburg, which practiced the surgical removal of the gland. To quantitatively evaluate the results, the group of scientists developed an automatic system to provide feedback to the trainee surgeon immediately after the training session – something that would be impossible with real tissue.

Tian Qiu Peer Fischer EunJin Choi Linda Behringer


Color patch could throw self-driving vehicles off track

  • 25 October 2019

Researchers send wake-up call to the car industry

A team of researchers in Tübingen show that optical flow systems based on deep neural networks – a likely component of future autonomous cars – are vulnerable to adversarial attacks. The computer vision experts are shaking up the automotive industry by warning car manufacturers around the globe that it could take a simple color pattern to put the brakes on computer vision systems in autonomous cars.

Anurag Ranjan Joel Janai Andreas Geiger Michael Black Linda Behringer


Robert Siddall receives Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • 23 October 2019

The roboticist from the Cyber Valley research group “Locomotion in Biorobotic and Somatic Systems” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart will now be supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to continue his research in Germany.

Ardian Jusufi Linda Behringer


Article about To-Do List Gamification Project in Scientific American

  • 22 October 2019

Great news! Scientific American published an article about our to-do list gamification project.

Falk Lieder


Andreas Geiger receives a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)

  • 23 September 2019

The funding will be used to advance the field of autonomous vision

The MPI-IS group leader and professor at the University of Tübingen will receive a grant of some 1.47 million euros for his "LEGO 3D" project.

Andreas Geiger Valerie Callaghan



Cathrin Elich receives DAGM Best Master Thesis Award

  • 13 September 2019

Cathrin Elich received this year's DAGM Best Master thesis award at the GCPR 2019 conference for her thesis "3D Birds-Eye-View Instance Segmentation" which she wrote at RWTH Aachen University.

Cathrin Elich


Humanoids 2019: Trunk Pitch Oscillations in Humanoids

  • 13 September 2019

Humanoids 2019: Trunk Pitch Oscillations in Humanoids

Trunk Pitch Oscillations in Humanoids: Oezge Drama will present her work at Humanoids 2019, in Toronto, Canada.

Oezge Drama Alexander Badri-Sprowitz