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Christoph Keplinger joins MPI-IS as new Director
Christoph Keplinger, who founded the new “Robotic Materials” department at MPI-IS

Christoph Keplinger joins MPI-IS as new Director

With the appointment of the 36-year old Austrian, the Max Planck Society has attracted a world-renowned scientist whose background and expertise perfectly complement and extend the research at MPI-IS and within the Cyber Valley ecosystem

  • 25 August 2020
  • Stuttgart

Dr. Keplinger’s research focuses on fundamentally challenging current limitations of materials and components used to build robots. He is regarded as a pioneer in the field of bio-inspired soft robotics and a rising star in the international robotics and materials science communities. As an MPI-IS director, he has founded the new “Robotic Materials” department. Dr. Keplinger will have a decisive influence on the future development of the institute as well as on the excellence of Cyber Valley, Europe’s largest research consortium in the field of AI.


Christoph Keplinger Director Robotics Soft Robotics Energy Capture Cyber Valley Stuttgart

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