About Us

Our primary mission is research and education with a focus on machine perception, cognition, action and control.

The chair is organized into four research areas:

  • Human Robot Interaction and Service Robotics including 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;
  • Medical Robotics covering 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;
  • Cognitive Robotics encompassing 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;
  • Cyber-Physical / Embedded 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.

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. In more detail, our courses include:

Undergraduate Education: Introduction to Computer Science I and II, Seminars on different topics, related exercises, labs.

Graduate Education: Robotics, Real-time Systems, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Digital Signal Processing, and more.

Ph.D. Programs: There is a multitude of opportunities for students to pursue their degree, both in funded programs and on regular staff positions.



Website Archive:

The chair's website from 2001 - 2018 can now be accessed in an archived version at archive.www6.in.tum.de/www6. The page will not be updated anymore but contains information about research, teaching, staff and many other information during this period.

Recent Article

Our research is featured in the latest issue of Technik in Bayern. Click here to read the article.

Our Course of Study

Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence

An interdisciplinary master course

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Some of our Affiliations and Cooperations

The Human Brain Project HBP 
The European Flagship project on Brain Research

Neurorobotics in the HBP 
The Neurorobotics Subproject in the Human Brain Project

ECHORD++ project 
The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development

ECHORD project 
The European Clearing House on Open Robotics Development

Graduate School of Information Science in Health 
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"

Famous Completed Projects