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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

Congratulations: Dr. Tian Qiu becomes Cyber Valley Research group leader

  • 20 July 2019

Tian Qiu has been appointed Cyber Valley Research Group Leader. He will lead the "Biomedical Microsystems" group at the University of Stuttgart. We wish him all the best!

Tian Qiu

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

REG visits Montréal

  • 08 July 2019

This summer Montréal will be the stage for three important conferences concerning research in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, machine learning, cognitive modelling and decision making: the 4th Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM), the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Sociey for Mathematical Psychology and the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (MathPsych/ICCM), and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). As a matter of course, the Rationality Enhancement Group will be represented there as well.

Falk Lieder Maria Wirzberger Florian Mohnert Yash Raj Jain Lin Xu Gabriela Iwama

Professor Ayusman Sen receives Humboldt Research Award

  • 08 July 2019

During his stay in Germany, the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University intends to continue his research on emergent phenomena, collective effects, and enzymatically-powered chemical motors.

Siegfried Dietrich Linda Behringer

Kai Melde wins the 2019 Günter Petzow Prize

  • 05 July 2019

The doctoral student in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Group received this prize during the 2019 Intelligent Systems Summer Colloquium

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Kai Melde Peer Fischer Linda Behringer

NeurIPS2019 Disentanglement Challenge kicks off - Bringing Disentanglement to the Real World

  • 03 July 2019

Registration opened on June 28 and the Challenge runs until September 24.

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, GoogleAI, and MILA Montreal have launched the Disentanglement Challenge. Registration is now open: sign up now and bring disentangled representations to the REAL world - with 20,000 euros in prize money and best paper awards!

Stefan Bauer Karin Bierig Muhammad Waleed Gondal Arash Mehrjou Bernhard Schölkopf Valentin Volchkov Francesco Locatello Manuel Wüthrich Djordje Miladinovic

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker appointed Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • 03 July 2019

The Director of the Haptic Intelligence Department is the first female Managing Director in the institute’s history.

Dr. Kuchenbecker's term is set to last 18 months, effective July 1, 2019.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan