by Bettina Burger Bettina Burger
Global Tech Workshop Robotics Foto: Andreas Heddergott / Verwendung frei fuer die Berichterstattung ueber die TU Muenchen unter Nennung des Copyrights

Participants listening at the Lab tour

A global technological phenomenon is underway – advance of robotics is moving at a rapid pace. In order to keep pace, key global players in the field are forming strategic alliances.

To mark this occasion a joint workshop was organized in Munich centered on the latest research in robotics. On the initiative of Prof. Martial Hebert from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), more than 90 roboticists from 15 organizations from all over the world came together to discuss recent trends in humanoid robotics. Attendees included members from the five GlobalTech members ETH, NTU, SJTU, CMU and TUM. The workshop included thematic sessions as well as lab tour.

Participants were enthusiastic about the opportunity to witness outstanding research presentations, and to explore the robotics labs at TUM. The organizers received an overwhelmingly positive feedback. Following this initiative, CMU and TUM plan to continue the collaboration within the GlobalTech Alliance. A follow-up workshop is planned to build on the connections that have been established.

Prof. Gordon Cheng, host at TUM, concluded: “The workshop was a great success with near 90 participants on a sunny Sunday with high quality presentations by PIs in core areas of robotics, plus an exciting lab tour through all the robotic activities in Munich, with both TUM and DLR showcasing their activities.”

More details on the website.