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Robots learn human perception

  • 17 February 2011

Michael J. Black teaches computers to analyse data on their environment as quickly and reliably as the human brain.

New research emphasis "Intelligent Systems"

  • 15 February 2011

Max Planck Society establishes highly innovative research facility for "Intelligent Systems" in Baden-Württemberg

The Max Planck Society is restructuring the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, thereby creating a research facility that will focus on the area of intelligent systems. This includes computer sciences and biology, as well as innovative aspects of materials research, already part of the work at the Institute. In addition to the Stuttgart location, another division of the Institute will be established in Tübingen. Each site will have four research departments. To reflect its new orientation, the Institute will also be given a new name. Subject to approval from the Max Planck Society's Senate, it will be called the "Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems". Max Planck Society President, Peter Gruss introduced the new scientific concept of the Institute together with Minister-President Stefan Mappus (CDU) at a regional press conference in Stuttgart.

Bernhard Schölkopf Michael Black

Magnetic Needles turn Somersaults

  • 28 November 2006

Max Planck researchers discover new possibilities for magnetic storage

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Metals Research in Stuttgart have discovered a new mechanism with which it is possible to use weak magnetic fields to reverse tiny magnetic structures, called vortex cores, quickly and with no losses. Up until now, very strong magnetic fields have been necessary to accomplish this, requiring highly complex technology. The new method might open up new possibilities for magnetic data storage (Nature, November 23rd, 2006).

Hasti Seifi wins EuroHaptics Society prize for best Ph.D. thesis

Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. While Ms. Seifi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart, the award honors research she conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, where she completed her doctorate in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean.

Hasti Seifi Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer

CVPR 2013 Best Paper Runner-Up

The awarded authors and committee

Andreas Geiger

BMVC13 Best Science Paper Award

Committee and authors receiving the prize at the banquet at the Bristol’s Great Council Hall.

Gerard Pons-Moll

Niki Kilbertus is "Newcomer of the Year"

The computer scientist is completing his PhD in the Cambridge-Tübingen PhD Fellowship Program

Germany's Society for Computer Science (GI) has selected 10 outstanding newcomers to German AI research as part of its "#AI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" project

Niki Kilbertus Valerie Callaghan