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Code Release: "EM-Fusion" and "Co-Section"

  • 23 November 2020

We released the source code for our paper "EM-Fusion: Dynamic Object-Level SLAM With Probabilistic Data Association" (ICCV 2019) and "Where Does It End? - Reasoning About Hidden Surfaces by Object Intersection Constraints" (CVPR 2020).

Michael Strecke Jörg Stückler


The “top ten Ph.D. graduates of Harbin Institute of technology” award

  • 19 November 2020

Congratulations to our alumni Xinjian Fan, who was just awarded as one of the top ten Ph.D. graduates in Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Fan Xinjian Xiaoguang Dong Alp Can Karacakol Metin Sitti


Bioinspired cilia help understand which movement pattern generates maximal fluid flows

  • 11 November 2020

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, develop artificial cilia that can be programmed to move in waves. In experiments, the researchers show how the millimeter-small cilia can pump viscous liquids just as effectively as their natural counterparts. Their research helps shed light on the mystery regarding which movement pattern generates a maximal fluid flow. Published in Science Advances, their findings contribute to a better understanding of the biomechanics of real cilia, and to the development of miniature robotic pumping devices that could one day be used inside the human body.

Xiaoguang Dong Wenqi Hu Ziyu Ren Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


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


Cyber Valley institutions once again among Germany’s top ranked at leading machine learning conference

  • 10 November 2020

In total, 31 papers from Cyber Valley have been accepted to the upcoming NeurIPS 2020 conference

With 31 accepted papers, researchers from the Cyber Valley ecosystem are set to make a strong showing once again at the upcoming 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s leading conference for machine learning is going to be held online from December 6 to 12.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Metin Sitti receives the «Breakthrough of the Year» Award at the Fallings Walls World Science Summit in Berlin

  • 09 November 2020

A Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Sitti is one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of physical intelligence. He is a pioneer in several areas of research, among them wireless tiny medical robots, gecko-inspired adhesives, and bio-inspired miniature robots.

Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Researchers at MPI-IS enable better analyses of large networks

  • 04 November 2020

Using a recently developed algorithmic sampling method, Nicolò Ruggeri and Caterina de Bacco aim to help social scientists better understand the relationships between nodes in large networks, including social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter.

In the next step, the scientists plan to apply their new method in collaboration with sociologists to investigate the connection between social media and real events.

Nicolo Ruggeri Caterina De Bacco Valerie Callaghan


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


Stealth microrobots fly under the radar of the immune system

  • 26 October 2020

Our immune system generally protects us from pathogens but sometimes it can work against us by eliminating drugs or other therapeutics circulating in our bloodstream

Pol Cabanach Xifro Abdon Pena-Francesch Devin Sheehan Ugur Bozuyuk Oncay Yasa Metin Sitti


Falk Lieder talks at Graz University of Technology about Life Improvement Science

  • 13 October 2020

Falk Lieder talks about his work on Life Improvement Science at the Computer Science Department of Graz University of Technology in Austria

Falk Lieder