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Isabel Valera has been appointed Group Leader of the new independent Probabilistic Learning Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • 16 August 2019

The award-winning scientist specializes in research aiming to make machine learning methods more flexible, robust, and fair

Valera works on a broad range of applications, from medicine and psychiatry to social and communication systems. Recently, she began putting a special focus on consequential decision making in several domains, including hiring processes, pre-trial bail, or loan approval.

Isabel Valera Valerie Callaghan Linda Behringer


Decision advisor put to test

  • 27 July 2019

In one of our JDM absracts we evaluated a decision advisor by ClearerThinking.org. We found out that it was successful at helping people avoid typical mistakes in making decisions.

Gabriela Iwama Falk Lieder


Siyu Tang appointed Tenure-track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich

  • 26 July 2019

The research group leader in the Perceiving Systems Department specializes in the development of computer-aided processes for the perception and digitisation of people and their activities in crowded scenes

Siyu Tang Linda Behringer


Ten papers accepted at ICCV 2019

  • 26 July 2019

The Perceiving Systems Department, the Embodied Vision Group and the Autonomous Vision Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems are well represented at one of the world’s leading computer vision conferences taking place in Seoul in October.

Michael Black Andreas Geiger Jörg Stückler Linda Behringer


New papers accepted at ICCV and GCPR

  • 23 July 2019

We have 1 paper accepted at the International Conference for Computer Vision (ICCV'19) and 2 papers accepted for the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR'19).


Multifunctional and Biodegradable Self-Propelled Protein Motors

  • 23 July 2019

A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart developed new self-propelled motors from biologically derived materials. Due to the nanostructure of the protein materials and the physical and chemical properties of the fuel, their protein-based motors have a higher performance output, efficiency, and mobility lifetime than previously reported Marangoni motors.

Abdon Pena-Francesch Joshua Giltinan Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Jiachen Zhang receives Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • 22 July 2019

The scientist working in the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart will be supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for two years to continue his soft robotic research in Germany.

Jiachen Zhang


Yasemin Vardar wins the 2018 EuroHaptics Society Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

  • 12 July 2019

She received the prize at the IEEE World Haptics Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 2019

Yasemin Vardar Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Article published in Frontiers in Neurorobotics

  • 10 July 2019

Huanbo's paper 'Machine Learning for Haptics: Inferring Multi-Contact Stimulation From Sparse Sensor Configuration' was successfully published!

Huanbo Sun Georg Martius