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. Together with his group, he has developed new 3D nanofabrication methods and nanorobots, made the first reciprocal microswimmer, and realized the first swimming soft microrobot that moves using only body shape changes.
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"A Quantitative Analysis of Current Practices in Optical Flow Estimation and the Principles Behind Them" by Deqing Sun, Stefan Roth, and Michael Black, is cited by Thompson Reuters as one of three highly cited articles published in the Int. J. of Computer Vision (IJCV) since 2014.
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Daniel, C.; van Hoof, H.; Neumann, G..; Peters, Jan (2016): "Best Student Paper Award of ECML-PKDD 2016” for their paper: "Probabilistic Inference for Determining Options in Reinforcement Learning".
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The FAUST dataset was awarded the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016. The award encourages and recognises the importance of the distribution of high-quality datasets on which geometry processing algorithms are tested. The creators of the dataset are Federica Bogo, Javier Romero, Matthew Loper, and Michael Black. The work originally appeared in the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2014.
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Ludovic Righetti receives RAS Early Career Award (Academic) for "his contributions to the theory of, and experiments in, robot locomotion and manipulation".
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The Middlebury Dataset was awarded the 2015 IEEE Mark Everingham Prize for service and contributions to the computer vision community. Michael Black was part of the team behind the optical flow benchmark. Michael Black
Ruth Urner: Best Paper Award at NIPS 2015 Workshop on "Transfer and Multitask Learning: Trends and New Perspectives" for Ruth Urner (and co-author Shai Ben-David).
Jakob Zscheischler: Köppen Award 2015. The Cluster of Excellence CliSAP selected the mathematician for his excellent doctoral dissertation submitted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) in 2014.
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Jonas Wulff. Outstanding Reviewer Award. ICCV 2015.
Vinay Jayaram: Second prize in the "T3 Award" - Thesis in 3 - category PhD students.
Title of the presentation: "Why can't we control computers with our minds yet?"
Leonardo Casarsa: Second prize in the "T3 Award" - Thesis in 3 - category Master students.
Title of the presentation: "Can computers treat sick brains?"
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Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger, and Michael J. Black. Best Paper Award, International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2015, for the paper "Towards Probabilistic Volumetric Reconstruction using Ray Potentials."
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Jakob Zscheischler: Otto-Hahn-Medal for his PhD Thesis "A global analysis of extreme events and consequences for the terrestrial carbon cycle", performed at the MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen and the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena.
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Katharina Muelling: Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement for her Ph.D. thesis by the "Freunde der TU Darmstadt".
Congratulations Günter Petzow prize:
Dr. Andrew Mark receives the 2015 Günter Petzow prize for his contribution to the development of nanoGLAD and its applications (e.g. Nature Materials 12, 802).
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.
Oliver Kroemer : Runner Up for the 2015 Georges Giralt Award
(Best European Robotics Ph.D. Thesis Award)
Jan Peters : ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020)
for Research on Movements of Humanoid Robotics
Prof. Sitti and our lab alumnus Assist. Prof. TaeWon Seo in Yongnam University, Korea received the IEEE/ASME Best Mechatronics Paper Award due to the IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics paper in 2013 on tank-like modular climbing robots using elastomeric dry adhesives.
Best Poster Award
Our lab alumnus Dr. Uyiosa Abosomwan, who is a senior researcher now in Schlumberger, and Prof. Sitti received the Best Poster Award in the Adhesion Conference, San Diego in 2014 due to the research poster on contact self-cleaning mechanics of gecko-inspired adhesives.
Our paper: Tian Qiu, Debora Schamel, Andrew G. Mark, and Peer Fischer's paper "Active Microrheology of the Vitreous of the Eye applied to Nanorobot Propulsion" is the "Best Automation Paper Award - Finalist" of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2014. (June 2014)
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M. Deisenroth (TU Darmstadt), P. Englert (Uni Stuttgart), J. Peters, D. Fox (U. Washington), IROS Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award
O. Kroemer (TU Darmstadt), H. van Hoof (TU Darmstadt), G. Neumann(TU Darmstadt), J. Peters, IROS Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award Finalist
A. Abdolmaleki (Universidade de Aveiro), N. Lau (Universidade de Aveiro), G. Neumann(TU Darmstadt), J. Peters, 1st Place at the 3D Free Challenge of the RoboCup 2014.
Sebastian WeichwaldandTimm Meyer 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 published with Bernhard Schölkopf, Tonio Ball, and Moritz Grosse-Wentrup.
Sebastian Weichwald Timm Meyer
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup and Daniel Braun: Teaching Award Winter & Summer Term 2013/14 at Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, University of Tübingen
Gerard Pons-Moll: BMVC 2013Best Science Paper for Metric Regression Forests for Human Pose Estimation with Jonathan Taylor, Jamie Shotton, Aaron Hertzmann and Andrew Fitzgibbon. - More Information Gerard Pons-Moll
Jan Peters: Early Career Spotlight of the conference Robotics: Science & Systems (R:SS) in 2012.
Jan Peters: Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence speaker at European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) in 2012.
Christian Daniel, Gerhard Neumann, and Jan Peters: IROS CoTeSys Cognitive Robotics Best Paper Award, IROS 2012 Best Student Paper Award Finalist, and IROS 2012 Best Paper Award Finalist for "Learning Concurrent Motor Skills in Versatile Solution Spaces" at the International Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (IROS)
Stefan Harmeling: Günter Petzow Prize of the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems
Bernhard Schölkopf: Academy Prize 2012 of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Thorsten Zander: Willumeit award for his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Utilizing Brain-Computer Interfaces for Human-Machine Systems".
Harold Christopher Burger, and Stefan Harmeling: DAGM 2011 Prize for "Improving Denoising Algorithms via a Multi-Scale Meta-Procedure".
Suvrit Sra: Best Paper Runner up Award in Data Mining at The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD) 2011 for "Fast Projections onto L1,q-Norm Balls for Grouped Feature Selection".
Jan Peters: Dick Volz Award Best 2007 US Ph.D. Thesis Runner-Up Award.
Suvrit Sra: SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes for his paper "The Metric Nearness Problem," which appeared in the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX).
Gustavo Camps-Valls, Joris Mooij, and Bernhard Schölkopf: were selected for the 'IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2011 Letters' Prize Paper Award for "Remote Sensing Feature Selection by Kernel Dependence estimation".
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Note: for earlier awards (pre 2011) please see the individual department award pages.
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems