Our primary missions are research and education with a focus on machine perception, cognition, action and control.
Cyber-Physical / Embedded Systems
These systems are investigated with special emphasis on fault tolerance and high availability; special topics are the design of very small redundant systems and the associated software development models and tool chains.
Human-Robot Interaction and Service Robotics
This includes work on the integration of speech, language, vision and action; programming service robots; development of new application scenarios for sensor-based service robots; robot systems for education.
This field encompasses a comprehensive area of topics ranging from sensor models by the way of individual sensor processing entities (e.g. for high-speed face tracking) to high-level cognitive skills for navigation, adaptation, learning.
This topic covers all aspects of manipulator and instrument control for complex surgical procedures, e.g. visualisation of all types of patient data, haptic feedback for delicate handling, skill transfer, shared control, multi-manipulator cooperation.
Recent featured publications
- Bing, Zhenshan; Rohregger, Alex; Walter, Florian; Huang, Yuhong; Lucas, Peer; Morin, Fabrice O.; Huang, Kai; Knoll, Alois: Lateral flexion of a compliant spine improves motor performance in a bioinspired mouse robot. Science Robotics 8 (85), 2023, eadg7165
- Meng, Haitao; Li, Changcai; Zhong, Chonghao; Gu, Jianfeng; Chen, Gang; Knoll, Alois: FastFusion: Deep stereo‐LiDAR fusion for real‐time high‐precision dense depth sensing. Journal of Field Robotics, 2023
- Zimmer, Walter; Creß, Christian; Nguyen, Huu Tung; Knoll, Alois C.: A9 Intersection Dataset: All You Need for Urban 3D Camera-LiDAR Roadside Perception . The 26th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2023). (Best Student Paper Award) .
- Song, Rui; Zhou, Liguo; Lyu, Lingjuan; Festag, Andreas; Knoll, Alois: ResFed: Communication Efficient Federated Learning with Deep Compressed Residuals. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2023
Studies at the Chair
Our goals for teaching are to provide robotics and computer science literacy to a broad spectrum of students, starting from high school students to whom we offer our exciting education and entertainment robotics activities. We also offer a Master's Degree in Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence.
In more detail, our courses include:
Introduction to Computer Science I and II, seminars on different topics, related exercises, labs.
Robotics, Real-time Systems, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Digital Signal Processing, and more.
There is a multitude of opportunities for students to pursue degrees, in funded programs and on regular staff positions.
Some of our Affiliations and Cooperations
The European Flagship project on Brain Research
The Neurorobotics Subproject in the Human Brain Project
The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development
The European Clearing House on Open Robotics Development
Top level education for information in science in health
The "Ingolstadt Institute der TU München" is a cooperation between AUDI AG, Technische Universität München and Ingolstadt
The project "Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered ROBOT" developed a completely new type of robot
The project "Myorobotics" develops soft modular robots
Cognition for Technical Systems
A former network of excellence at the interface between robotics and neuroscience
A project to develop "in vitro neuronal networks" as a novel class of "computational device"
The chair's website from 2001 - 2018 can now be accessed in an archived version at https://archive.air.in.tum.de/. The page will not be updated anymore but contains information about research, teaching, staff and many other information during this period.
The latest website archive, from July 2022, is also accessible over at: http://archive22.air.in.tum.de/