The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is delighted to invite you to its annual scientific summer colloquium, formerly referred to as the Günter Petzow Colloquium.
The event will commence at 2:00 pm that day and include four scientific presentations as well as a Ph.D. graduation ceremony.
This year, it will be held virtually through a stable video-conferencing service. All current and former employees, friends of the institute, and the interested public are invited to this event.
On the occasion of this year's summer colloquium, the Stuttgart site of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems will award the 15th annual Günter Petzow Prize to a young scientist from the institute for outstanding research in the field of materials science. Professor Günter Petzow was a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart between 1973 and 1994. He is internationally renowned for his trend-setting research on multicomponent materials.
Dr. Hakan Ceylan is a senior research scientist in the Physical Intelligence Department. He will be awarded this prize for his achievements in developing new design principles, materials, and manufacturing strategies that enable untethered soft robots as small as a single cell.
Professor Metin Sitti will introduce Dr. Ceylan, who will then deliver a 25-minute presentation on his research.
The final part of the colloquium will be a graduation ceremony for all of the MPI-IS Ph.D. students who have completed their degree in the last year.
Live transmission of the summer colloquium and the graduation ceremony will take place on: https://is.mpg.de/
Speakers and talks for this event include:
Morphological computation: from hopping robots to micro swimmers to human walking
Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems, University of Stuttgart
Model based and model free interactions: inference, influence and confidence
Computational Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen
From legged robots to digital fabrication
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), ETH Zürich
Cell-Size Robots for Minimally Invasive Medical Interventions and Targeted Delivery
Physical Intelligence Department, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
Please find a complete schedule here: https://is.mpg.de/events/intelligent-systems-colloquium