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Best Student Paper Award at CIP 2014

  • 01 May 2014

Sebastian Weichwald and Timm Meyer, department Empirical Inference, received a best student paper award at the 4th International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP 2014) for the paper: Decoding Index Finger Position from EEG Using Random Forests. Weichwald S., Meyer T., Schölkopf B., Ball T. and Grosse-Wentrup M. (CIP 2014)

Sebastian Weichwald Timm Meyer Bernhard Schölkopf Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

Dr. Ilia Platzman awarded with Günter Petzow Prize 2014

  • 28 April 2014

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

Ilia Platzman will receive this year’s Günter Petzow Award from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. He will be honored for the exploration of the capacity of microfluidic techniques and material sciences in synthetic biology.

Our lab's work

  • 07 April 2014

Our lab's work on self-cleaning gecko adhesive is featured as a picture of the week by the science news website Science Friday.

Metin Sitti


  • 03 April 2014

Congratulations to NanoRobotics Lab alumnus TaeWon Seo and Professor Sitti on winning the 2013 IEEE/ASME Best Mechatronics Paper Award.

Metin Sitti

Brain Computer Interfaces

  • 01 April 2014

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup's research on Brain Computer Interfaces, part of the department Empirical Inference of Bernhard Schölkopf, is featured in the latest publications of the Max Planck Society. German Ein Weg aus dem inneren Gefängnis Der direkte Draht zum Denken English A Way Out of the Inner Prison

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


  • 12 March 2014

Professor Sitti discusses novel gecko-inspired tape with Newsweek.

Metin Sitti

New YouTube Channel

  • 01 March 2014

Check out our YouTube Channel !

We have uploaded the videos from last years Machine Learning Summer School in Tuebingen (MLSS 2013).

Claudia Daefler Jonathan Williams

Apollo likes girls... - girls like robots!

  • 01 March 2014

During this year´s Girls Day on March 27, fifteen girls visited the humanoid robot "Apollo" in the Autonomous Motion Department. Furthermore they spent a while in the Empirical Inference Department learning about Computational Imaging. The girls also had a lot of fun programming the two little Nao robots. Furthermore they even managed the challenge to construct a simple lens system. Thanks to our colleagues Jeannette, Felix, Michael, Julia, Andrea and Claudia who allowed Girls Day to be a special day at the institute. Hopefully it will motivate some of the girls to orientate themselves towards nature sciences and technology.

Claudia Daefler Jeannette Bohg Felix Grimminger

Laura Na Liu awarded with Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize

  • 20 February 2014

Nanoscientist receives important award for young academics

Laura Na Liu


  • 10 February 2014

Our lab's collaborative work is covered as featured research by Science Daily.

Metin Sitti