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Fabian is interviewed by SWR 2 and the lab appears on Indonesian TV

  • 08 June 2015

Fabian Adams starts his project in the group and talks about the potential of miniaturized, minimally invasive medical procedures:

Fabian Adams

Feature Robotics Medical

  • 01 June 2015


Engineers explore ways to take robotics to the limits of size and function. In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, scientists at a U.S. laboratory shrink a submarine called Proteus and its human crew to microscopic size and then inject the vessel into an ailing scientist.

Metin Sitti

Featured "Hot Paper"

  • 27 May 2015

Our paper "Dynamic Inclusion Complexes of Metal Nanoparticles Inside Nanocups" is the frontispiece for Ang. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 6730-6734 (2015).

Mariana Alarcon-Correa Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer

Dr. Andrew G. Mark awarded with Günter Petzow Prize 2015

  • 13 May 2015

Young scientist honoured for outstanding research in the field of material science

Andrew G. Mark will be awarded this year’s Günter Petzow Prize from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. He will be honoured for his significant contribution to the development of a new nanofabrication technique for manufacturing, precisely and efficiently, hybrid multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes.

Andrew Mark

Congratulations Eisenberger scholarship

  • 12 May 2015

Dr. med. Fabian Adams is awarded a Ferdinand-Eisenberger fellowship. The scholarships frees Dr. Adams from his clinical duties (University Clinic, Univ. of Freiburg) so that he can devote the next 12 months to research here at the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems lab.

Fabian Adams


  • 10 May 2015

Dr Jerome Roche leaves the group to start as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse (May, 2015).

Jerome Roche

Laying of the cornerstone in Tübingen

  • 28 April 2015

Vision of „Robotics Valley“ in the Neckar-Region

The Max-Planck-Society constructs a new building for the Tübingen location of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. On 27. April 2015 the laying of the cornerstone for that ambitious project took place on the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. From 2017 onwards the new building will provide more than 250 workplaces for scientists and staff. The future-oriented research on intelligent systems will then be performed by scientists in four scientific departments.

Bernhard Schölkopf Michael Black Stefan Schaal

Precise Imprecision

  • 16 April 2015

Probabilistic Numerical Methods assign Uncertainty to Deterministic Computations

With a new approach, Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems aim to make numerical algorithms more efficient. During the next five years, this research project will be supported by the Emmy-Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) with nearly a million Euros. The applicant Dr. Philipp Hennig prevailed in a competitive process. With the start of two new PhD students in April this Emmy Noether Group takes up its research activities.

Philipp Hennig

Einmal um die Welt für die Robotik

  • 12 March 2015

Der Ingenieur Metin Sitti ist herumgekommen: Istanbul, Tokio, Berkeley, Pittsburgh – und nun Stuttgart: am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme baut er gerade ein Labor auf und lobt die Chancen für seine Forschung mit kleinen Robotern.

Metin Sitti

Nanoroboter bekämpfen Krebs

  • 15 February 2015


Our lab alumnus Assist. Prof. Bahareh Behkam at Virginia Tech in USA received the National Science Foundation CAREER award from the Biomedical Engineering program in 2015. Her award will focus on investigating immune cell-bacteria interactions in the cancer tumor microenvironment.

Metin Sitti