Technische Universität München (TUM)

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Institute for Cognitive Systems (ICS),
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Technical University of Munich

The Chair (Institute) for Cognitive Systems was founded in 2010 within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich under the direction of Prof. Gordon Cheng. Engaged in the fundamental understanding and construction of cognitive systems, its research focuses on, neuroengineering, humanoid robots, neurorobotics, artificial robot skin, cognitive architectures. biologically-inspired learning, semantic reasoning, brain-machine-interface and social robotics.

Institute for Hadronic Structure and Fundamental Symmetries,
Department of Physics,
Technical University of Munich

The Institute for Hadronic Structure and Fundamental Symmetries of the Technical University of Munich is active in many research topics. It is involved in building up an ultra-cold neutron source at FRM II which will be used to measure the lifetime of neutrons with PENeLOPE and investigate the structure of the weak interaction of its decay with PERC. The institute investigates the two-body decay of the neutron with the BOB experiment at MLL. Furthermore, the institute is involved in COMPASS at CERN. With BELLE it searches for CP violation in heavy meson decays. Therefore, the institute also constructs a new very fast pixel sensor system for the new KEKB B-factory (Belle II).

Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group (IAS),
Computer Science Department,
Technical University of Munich

The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group is a Computer Science research group at Technische Universität München. It's research area is autonomous mobile manipulation and artificial intelligence. The group is running two mobile robots with open source software using EtherCAT for controlling the actuators.

Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mechanik (AM)
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen
Technische Universität München

The Institute of Applied Mechanics is located in the Mechatronics-Department as a part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Covering the fundamentals of Technical Mechanics and Dynamics, the AM research activities lead from numerical methods to mechatronics and robotics. The results of modelling and simulation are supported by experimental validation, the investigation of the dynamical behavior of mechatronic parts result in highly adapted test benches. An outstanding example of hardware built at the AM is the humanoid robot "LOLA" which was first introduced at the Hannover Fair in 2010.

Lehrstuhl für Automatisierung und Informationssysteme (AIS),
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen,
Technische Universität München

The Institute of Automation and Information Systems (AIS) is part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM), which is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and was awarded “Elite University” in the German Excellence Initiative. The Institute was assumed by Professor Vogel-Heuser in July 2009. AIS is formed by an interdisciplinary research group consisting of mechanical and electrical engineers, computer scientists and psychologists working on the improvement of the whole life cycle for the engineering in product and production automation. Research is focused on the modeling of distributed embedded systems in automation and control regarding dependability and usability, Human Machine Interaction in process engineering and operation.

Fachgebiet Energiewandlungstechnik (EWT),
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik,
Technische Universität München

The Institute of Energy Conversion Technology (EWT) is a research and teaching facility at Technische Universität München (TUM). In addition to the research activities in the field of design and optimization of electrical machines, EWT has been working in the field of energy optimization of electro-mechanical power trains. EWT is also engaged in the research of operating strategies for vehicle propulsion systems, which focus on predictive methods. The transition to real-time algorithms enables the change from pure energy management systems to power management systems.

Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften (iwb),
Technische Universität München

The Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the largest production technology research institutions in Germany, and encompasses two chairs at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Both chairs, the Chair for Industrial Management and Assembly Technologies, as well as the Chair for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology define the research content and the thematic focuses of the iwb. These lie in the areas of manufacturing technology, automation, machine tools, assembly technologies and robotics, joining and separation technology, as well as in the field of production management and logistics. The staff at the iwb work in research, teaching, and the transfer of results in industrial applications.

Künstliche Intelligenz und Echtzeitsysteme (Informatik 6),
Lehrstuhl für Robotik,
Fakultät für Informatik,
Technische Universität München

The chair for robotics focuses on research and education in machine perception, cognition, action and control. Specifically, 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; Medical Robotics covering all aspects of manipulator and instrument control for complex surgical procedures; Cognitive Robotics encompassing a comprehensive area of topics ranging from sensor models to high-level cognitive skills; Cyber-Physical / Embedded Systems with special emphasis on fault tolerance and high availability.