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Katherine J. Kuchenbecker appointed Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • 03 July 2019

The Director of the Haptic Intelligence Department is the first female Managing Director in the institute’s history.

Dr. Kuchenbecker's term is set to last 18 months, effective July 1, 2019.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan


Jellyfish-inspired robot wins Best Paper Award in prestigious Robotics Science & Systems Conference

  • 02 July 2019

The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart who invented Jellyfishbot win the Best Paper Award at a prestigious robotics conference and have their work published in Nature Communications. Their research holds great potential when investigating the impact of environmental changes in the ocean’s ecosystem. Another aim is for Jellyfishbot to be applied in the treatment of cancer.

Metin Sitti Xiaoguang Dong Wenqi Hu Ziyu Ren Tianlu Wang Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


Scope of Cyber Valley research expanded to include intelligent biomedical microsystems

  • 01 July 2019

The University of Stuttgart appoints Dr. Tian Qiu, a leading scientist in the field of minimally invasive biomedical microsystems, as Cyber Valley Research Group Leader

Tian Qiu Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


Körber Prize 2019 goes to Bernhard Schölkopf

  • 26 June 2019

The Körber Foundation honors the MPI-IS Director and Cyber Valley Scientist for his ground-breaking research in mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence reach its most recent heights.

Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan


Novel approach to self-assembling mobile micromachines

  • 25 June 2019

How the components come together depends on their design and shape and the resulting dielectrophoretic forces when exposed to an electric field.

Metin Sitti Yunus Alapan Mehmet Berk Yigit Linda Behringer


Lab's first JDM submissions

  • 20 June 2019

The Society of Judgement and Decision Making proudly hosts an Annual Meeting as interdisciplinary forum for decision analysts and researchers from various fields such as psychology, economics, or organizational studies. This year, it will take place in Montréal and we are very excited about our submitted abstracts on the Goal Characteristics (GC) questionnaire and the Decision Advisor. Both turned out really well!

Gabriela Iwama Maria Wirzberger Falk Lieder


Canada comes to Cyber Valley

  • 18 June 2019

Canadian AI experts gain insights into Europe’s biggest research cooperation in the field of AI

As part of the German Federal Foreign Office's Visitors' program, a group of Canadian AI experts visited the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems on Monday in Tübingen.

Matthias Tröndle Valerie Callaghan


MPI for Intelligent Systems Scientists among the winning team at world’s leading AI conference

  • 11 June 2019

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, and Google Research Zurich receive the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

Francesco Locatello Stefan Bauer Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan Linda Behringer


Lab's first CCN submissions

  • 07 June 2019

The Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) will be held in Berlin in September this year and provide an interdisciplinary forum for understanding the computations that underlie complex behavior. We have submitted two abstracts that introduce our work on meta-cognitive reinforcement learning and computational models of goal pursuit. We look forward to present our work at this exciting occasion!

Falk Lieder Yash Raj Jain Florian Mohnert Sanit Gupta Vasundhara Rakesh


Article in Scientific Reports published

  • 05 June 2019

Our postdoc Maria Wirzberger recently published an article in the renowned Nature journal Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Maria!

Maria Wirzberger