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Cambridge – Tübingen PhD Fellowships in Machine Learning (m/f/d)

  • 10 November 2020

The Cambridge – Tübingen PhD Fellowships program is offering funded PhD positions for 2021.

The deadline for applications is November 10, 2020.

Annika Buchholz


IMPRS-IS Ph.D. Program: Call for Applications

  • 02 November 2020

The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems will accept its fifth generation of Ph.D. students in spring of 2021!

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen collaborate to offer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS). Interested applicants can find more details on how to apply here.

Leila Masri Sara Sorce


Haptic Intelligence Department rocks EuroHaptics 2020!

  • 08 October 2020

Experiences with a hybrid conference during the COVID-19 pandemic

Director Katherine J. Kuchenbecker and fourteen other members of the MPI-IS Haptic Intelligence (HI) Department presented twelve of their current research projects at the first-ever hybrid EuroHaptics conference. This meeting took place both physically and virtually from September 6 to 9, 2020, in Leiden, Netherlands. EuroHaptics is the primary European meeting for researchers working on haptic perception and technology. Together, the HI team presented nine work-in-progress (WIP) posters and three hands-on demonstrations, winning one award and being a finalist for another.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Rachael Burns Farimah Fazlollahi Maria Paola Forte Ravali Gourishetti Behnam Khojasteh Hojin Lee Hyosang Lee Saekwang Nam Cara Nunez Hasti Seifi Gokhan Serhat Neha Thomas Yasemin Vardar Eric Young


KITTI-360 Dataset

  • 07 October 2020

We have released the KITTI-360 dataset, a large-scale dataset with rich sensors, accurate localisations and comprehensive annotations! It aims to foster research in new important research areas relevant to the computer graphics, computer vision and robotics community.

Andreas Geiger Yiyi Liao


Gabriela Iwama is back

  • 02 October 2020

Gabriela supported the Rationality Enhancement Group before and we are happy to welcome her back!

Gabriela Iwama


Bernhard Schölkopf gewinnt den Deutschen KI-Innovationspreis

  • 02 October 2020

WELT zeichnet Top-Leistungen bei Künstlicher Intelligenz aus

Der Spitzenforscher fördert und betreibt seit Jahren anwendungsnahe Spitzenforschung im Bereich der Künstlichen Intelligenz. Er ist einer der international angesehensten KI-Forscher und eine der prägendsten Persönlichkeiten der globalen Machine Learning Szene.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Honorable Mention at GCPR 2020

  • 01 October 2020

for our paper Learning to Identify Physical Parameters from Video Using Differentiable Physics

We received a honorable mention at this year's DAGM GCPR 2020 for our paper Learning to Identify Physical Parameters from Video Using Differentiable Physics by R. Kandukuri, J. Achterhold, M. Moeller and J. Stueckler

Rama Kandukuri Jan Achterhold Jörg Stückler


Amazing! Both tools won Micro Grants from ClearerThinking.org!

  • 01 October 2020

Congratulations to each team on making it to the final round of ClearerThinking's Micro-Grant competition!

Falk Lieder Gabriela Iwama Hernán González Ella Eisemann Victoria Amo


The Max Planck-ETH PhD program: Call for Applications

  • 29 September 2020

The Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems is offering funded PhD positions for 2021.

The deadline for applications is November 2, 2020.

Sarah Danes


Solar-battery effect enables a new light-driven organic microswimmer to operate in the dark

  • 24 September 2020

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Max Planck Institutes for Intelligent Systems and Solid State Research has developed a biocompatible microswimmer made of carbon nitride, which they can propel forward through light. The particle can also store solar energy similar to miniature solar cells equipped with batteries, and can thus also swim in the dark using the stored energy. Even if the illumination is turned off, it can move forward for about half an hour with just 30 seconds of prior illumination. The photo-charging ability of this newly developed microswimmer opens up many opportunities for targeted drug delivery, environmental remediation, and other potential applications for such photo-chargeable micro- and nanomachines.

Varun Sridhar Metin Sitti Linda Behringer