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Successful Ph.D. thesis defence

  • 22 January 2019

Our postdoc Maria Wirzberger successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the TU Chemnitz. We are proud of her outstanding result of summa cum laude! Well done Maria, you did a great job!

Maria Wirzberger


Article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences accepted

  • 19 January 2019

Behavioral and Brain Sciences has accepted our target article “Resource-rational analysis: understanding human cognition as the optimal use of limited computational resources”. According to the editor we have set a new record with our 53 page long response to the reviewers!

Falk Lieder


Article in Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences accepted

  • 14 January 2019

Good news! Our paper “Doing more with less: Meta-reasoning and meta-learning in humans and machines” has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Falk Lieder


Jan Peters elected IEEE Fellow

  • 02 January 2019

Prof. Dr. Jan Peters, Head of the Robot Learning Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, was appointed IEEE Fellow. He is honored for his important contributions to machine learning for robots to acquire motor skills. This work is of outstanding importance for current developments in artificial intelligence in two areas, autonomous robotics and machine learning, in particular reinforcement learning. They have the potential to make more intelligent robots more useful in our everyday lives in the future.

Jan Peters


Launch of Playful, a success

  • 14 December 2018

The robotic behavior orchestration software is now available to academia and industry.

Vincent Berenz Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf erhält Landesforschungspreis 2018

  • 10 December 2018

Der Direktor der Abteilung für Empirische Inferenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen erhält den diesjährigen Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 100.000 Euro dotiert. Theresia Bauer, Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, hat den Experten für Maschinelles Lernen im Rahmen eines Festakts in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart geehrt.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Superhero Gecko´s latest mystery solved

  • 07 December 2018

An international team of Scientists observed the reptil running across the surface of water – a skill no other more mid-sized creature has. How, the scientists wondered, do geckos manage to walk on water this quickly? The new discovery of the mechanisms geckos employ puts the lizard in the superhero category.

Ardian Jusufi Linda Behringer


European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) Launches

  • 06 December 2018

Top European Machine Learning Scientists Join Forces to Establish European Excellence Network for Public Artificial Intelligence Research

Bernhard Schölkopf Matthias Bethge Linda Behringer


Frequently asked questions regarding Cyber Valley

  • 05 December 2018

Europe's largest research cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence is receiving a great deal of attention from politics, the media, science and people from the Stuttgart-Tübingen region and beyond. Here is a collection of the most frequently asked questions about this initiative.

Matthias Tröndle Tamara Almeyda Anna Benzin Linda Behringer


Poster @ NeurIPS 2018

  • 04 December 2018

presentation of our L4 Paper

We had a busy 2h poster presentation with many interested visitors