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Our research in Der Spiegel und Die Zeit

  • 12 January 2017

Our nanorobots are the topic of a special report on robots in the newspaper Die Zeit and Der Spiegel has previously covered our research, also highlights our work in its 2017 March 11 issue.

Kai Melde Andrew Mark Tian Qiu Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer


Big Data in Robotics

  • 02 January 2017

Guest edited by Jeannette Bohg, Matei Ciocarlie, Javier Civera, Lydia E. Kavraki.

... new big data methods have the potential to allow robots to understand and operate in significantly more complex environments than was possible even in the recent past. This should lead to a qualitative leap in the performance and deployability of robotics in a wide array of practical applications and real settings.

Jeannette Bohg


Peer Fischer wins World Technology Award 2016

  • 20 December 2016

Dr. Peer Fischer, head of the Micro- Nano- and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, has received the World Technology Award 2016. Professor Fischer was selected among 32 nominees and then among six finalists in the category “Information Technology – Hardware” that recognizes achievements in the field of IT hardware, including such significant subcategories as manufacturing and robotics.

Peer Fischer


Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for Joachim Graefe

  • 20 December 2016

On December 8, The Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin granted the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the research area of synchrotron radiation as well as the innovation prize “Synchrotron Radiation”. The award ceremony took place at the 8th BER II and BESSY II Users’ Meeting.


Go-ahead for Cyber Valley

  • 15 December 2016

Science and industry form one of Europe's largest research partnerships in artificial intelligence

Intelligent systems will shape our future: they could drive us as autonomous cars, help us out in the home on a daily basis or perform medical services as tiny robots. An initiative by the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in the Stuttgart-Tübingen area is bringing together partners from science and industry to establish Cyber Valley where systems can be developed that will be capable of performing such feats. Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science in Baden-Württemberg and Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, together with the other project participants, have launched the initiative on Thursday, 15 December 2016 in Stuttgart's Neues Schloss.

Matthias Tröndle


ICERM Seminar on Probabilistic Scientific Computing

  • 13 December 2016

An upcoming workshop in June 2017 will explore applications of probabilistic numerics.

Philipp Hennig


Leibniz Prize 2017 for Joachim P. Spatz

  • 08 December 2016

Max Planck Director awarded with most prestigious german funding prize

Awards ceremony on 15 March 2017 in Berlin


Dagstuhl Seminar on the Future of Learning with Kernels and Gaussian Processes

  • 03 December 2016

A recent meeting at the Leibniz Centre for Computer Science highlights the ongoing significance of analytic nonparametric models for machine learning.

Philipp Hennig


Finalist for the Best Interactive Session Paper

  • 17 November 2016

at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2016)

Brahayam Ponton Alexander Herzog Ludovic Righetti Stefan Schaal


IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics 2016 awarded to Laura Na Liu

  • 09 November 2016

Laura Na Liu, Group Leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and Professor at the Kirchhoff Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg, is the recipient of the 2016 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics for “outstanding contributions to Nanooptics, Nanophotonics, Nano plasmonics, and Metamaterials.” She is Associate Editor of Science Advances, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Photonics.

Laura Na Liu