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Brent Gillespie receives Humboldt Research Award

  • 23 May 2018

The award will allow the visiting professor in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart to extend his stay in Germany.

Brent Gillespie Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


ICRA2018 paper accepted

  • 21 May 2018

Our paper 'Shaping in Practice: Training Wheels to Learn Fast Hopping Directly in Hardware' was accepted for ICRA2018. It will be presented in May 2018 in Brisbane. See you there!

Steve Heim Felix Ruppert Alborz Aghamaleki Sarvestani Alexander Sproewitz


Research prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for Prof. Dr. David H. Gracias

  • 17 May 2018

Sabbatical of the recipient will take place in the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart.

Linda Behringer


SIMPAR2018 paper accepted

  • 14 May 2018

Our paper 'Learning from Outside the Viability Kernel: Why we Should Build Robots that can Fail with Grace ' was accepted for SIMPAR2018. Steve Heim will present his work in May 2018 in Brisbane (SIMPAR: Brisbane, Australia, 16-19 May 2018).

Steve Heim Alexander Sproewitz


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


IEEE RA-L Best Paper Award in 2017

  • 25 April 2018

The paper "Probabilistic Articulated Real-Time Tracking for Robot Manipulation" by Cristina Garcia Cifuentes, Jan Issac, Manuel Wüthrich, Stefan Schaal and Jeannette Bohg has been considered the best paper published on IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters in 2017. IEEE RA-L published 305 papers in 2017. The award will be presented at the 2018 IEEE/RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

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!