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Open PhD research position

  • 30 October 2017

Open PhD research position in mechatronic design of legged robots for locomotion research.

Alexander Sproewitz


Talk at SWARM 2017 workshop

  • 29 October 2017

Talk at SWARM 2017

Alexander Sproewitz


Philipp Hennig receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant

  • 27 October 2017

Project Title PANAMA

Max Planck Research Group Leader Philipp Hennig will use the five-year funding with a total of 1.45 million Euros for his “Probabilistic Automated Numerical Analysis in Machine learning and Artificial intelligence (PANAMA)” project.

Linda Behringer Philipp Hennig


From small to not so pixel-perfect large

  • 26 October 2017

The Algorithm EnhanceNet-PAT is OK not being perfect – but shows a better result (Talk at ICCV 2017, Venice)

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen utilize the Artificial Intelligence of a software to create a high definition version of a low resolution image. While the pixel-perfectness is being sacrificed, the reward is a better result.

Linda Behringer Claudia Daefler Mehdi S. M. Sajjadi Michael Hirsch Bernhard Schölkopf


Amazon to join Cyber Valley

  • 23 October 2017

The technology company is supporting the research collaboration on AI initiated by the Max Planck Society

Cyber Valley has attracted another collaboration partner from industry. In future, Amazon intends to participate in the research collaboration initiated by the Max Planck Society in December 2016 which is one of the biggest projects in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. In addition to its commitment to Cyber Valley, Amazon is also setting up its own research center adjacent to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and will step up collaboration with the Max Planck Society. “We appreciate Amazon’s commitment in the Cyber Valley and to research on artificial intelligence,” remarked Max Planck President Martin Stratmann. “We gain another strong cooperation partner who will further increase the international significance of research in the area of machine learning and computer vision in the Stuttgart and Tübingen region.”

Michael Black Bernhard Schölkopf Claudia Daefler


Andreas GTC Europe talk on Deep Models for 3D Reconstruction

  • 12 October 2017

Andreas GTC Europe talk on Deep Models for 3D Reconstruction is now available.


Best student paper award at 3DV 2017

  • 12 October 2017

Best student paper award at the International Conference on 3D Vision (3D 2017) for the paper "Sparsity Invariant CNNs" for Andreas Geiger and collaborators from Daimler R&D and Freiburg University.

Andreas Geiger


Jeannette Bohg is a woman in robotics you should know about!

  • 11 October 2017

Robohub 2017 list of 25 women in Robotics you need to know about

On the occasion of Ada Lovelace Day on 10 October 2017, robohub presented their annual list of “25 women in robotics you need to know about”. Recently, Jeannette Bohg became Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Stanford. She is Guest Researcher at the Autonomous Motion Department of MPI, where she did her research on robotics between 2012 and 2017. Congratulations!

Jeannette Bohg


Funded Ph.D. Positions at the New International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems

  • 29 September 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen are collaborating to offer a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. This new doctoral program will be accepting its new generation of Ph.D. students in Spring 2018 and will enroll about 100 Ph.D. students over the next six years.

Leila Masri


PhD Fellowships at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems

  • 28 September 2017

The Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems is a joint research center of ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Society. The Center’s mission is to pursue research in the design and analysis of learning systems, synthetic or natural. This initiative brings together more than 40 professors and senior researchers in the fields of machine learning, perception, robotics on large and small scales, as well as neuroscience.