Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Whether in medicine, agriculture or the automotive industry: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology that is already shaping our lives significantly. At TUM, we are investigating and developing intelligent systems, while keeping an eye on our responsibility for people and society at all times. Find out what's new in the fields of AI, robotics, machine learning and data science.


  • Research centre for the production of high-energy storage cells at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management .
    • Artificial Intelligence, Research news
    • Reading time: 2 MIN

    The battery of the future: intelligent, sustainable, powerful

    Federal government to fund three competency clusters with TUM involvement

    The battery is regarded as a key technology in such sectors as transportation and energy. To boost battery research in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is investing a total of 100 million euros in four new competency clusters. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a major participant in three of these clusters, where it will contribute its expertise in production, use concepts and quality assurance.

  • The Hawa Dawa Founders: Karim Tarraf, Yvonne Rusche, Birgit Fullerton, Matthew Fullerton
    • Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurship
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Fighting air pollution with artificial intelligence

    Start-up Hawa Dawa evaluates data on air quality

    Climate change, urbanization and growing traffic congestion: In this context, air quality is an increasingly important issue, especially for cities. The start-up Hawa Dawa specializes in the measurement and analysis of airborne contaminants. It is mainly cities that are showing interest in the data. However, businesses are also finding potential applications. The company was established at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

  • A man smiles and leans his head to the left hand side
    • Artificial Intelligence, Event
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Microsoft CEO in conversation with TUM students

    Satya Nadella to pay a virtual visit to the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM)

    Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, is embarking on a virtual tour of Germany. It will include a visit to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). On Tuesday, June 23, he will speak with Prof. Sami Haddadin, the director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), and with TUM students on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The discussions will be streamed live online.

  • DNA-Origami
    • Artificial Intelligence, Campus news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    State of Bavaria raises AI research to new heights

    Massive expansion of artificial intelligence research at TUM

    Under the Bavarian government's Hightech Agenda Bayern, TUM's leading expertise in the forward-looking fields of robotics and artificial intelligence is set to undergo a massive expansion. By establishing 14 new professorships, including two under the auspices of multi-location Bavarian research cooperatives, the initiative contributes to position TUM among the world's leading centers of research and innovation in AI and machine intelligence.

  • This image shows a section of a global 3D model of urban areas and was generated primarily using TanDEM-X Satellite data. To create this model for all cities in the world, sophisticated AI procedures are used.
    • Artificial Intelligence, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    TUM to lead AI Future Lab for Earth observation

    German government awards 5 million Euros to support artificial intelligence research

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been successful in the competition “International Future Labs for Artificial Intelligence” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The new Future Lab, AI4EO, is launching in May 2020 under TUM leadership and will be funded with up to 5 million Euros. In cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), among others, satellite data and Big Data analyses will be used to create models of global urbanization, food supplies and the management of natural disasters.

  • Prof. Wall (r) and Dr. Biehler at work on their virtual lung model.
    • Covid-19, Artificial Intelligence, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Computer model enables protective ventilation

    Computational model of the lung could significantly reduce the number of deaths from Covid-19 and ARDS

    The use of mechanical ventilation can save lives – and not just for COVID-19 patients who develop severe respiratory problems. But at the same time, the ventilation pressure puts immense stress on delicate lung tissue. Especially for patients with preexisting lung damage, the use of ventilators can prove deadly. A computational lung model that’s been developed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) can be used to reduce damage caused by mechanical ventilation – and could increase survival rates for patients significantly.

  • Prof. Christoph Lütge
    • Covid-19, Artificial Intelligence, Research news
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    “Short-term decisions can have a long-term impact on our world”

    AI against covid-19: Christoph Lütge discusses a new ethics consortium

    The weapons deployed in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic also include artificial intelligence. AI might be able to recognize patterns in the spread of the disease, for example. These new possibilities raise ethical issues, however. Christoph Lütge holds the Chair of Business Ethics and is the director of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has joined colleagues from other respected universities and research institutions to establish the Global AI Ethics Consortium.

  • Prof. Daniel Cremers will use digital deformable shape like this caertoon armadillo for his ERC-fundend project.
    • Artificial Intelligence, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    ERC provides funding for cutting edge research

    Advanced and Proof of Concept grants for three projects

    Physics modelling using video data, new statistical methods to open up insights into complex systems, and help for people with Parkinson's disease with the aid of machine learning: The European Research Council (ERC) has announced support for frontier research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the form of two richly endowed Advanced grants and one Proof of Concept grant.

  • Detail of the brain vasculature of a mouse.
    • Artificial Intelligence, Research news
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    Analysis of whole brain vasculature

    Combination of biochemical methods and AI shows even the finest capillaries

    Diseases of the brain are often associated with typical vascular changes. Now, scientists at LMU University Hospital Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München and at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have come up with a technique for visualising the structures of all the brain's blood vessels – right down to the finest capillaries – including any pathological changes. So far, they have used the technique, which is based on a combination of biochemical methods and artificial intelligence, to capture the whole brain vasculature of a mouse.

  • TUM president Thomas F. Hofmann and robot GARMI.
    • Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Campus news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Leading center for robotic assistance for the elderly

    Geriatronics Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    With leading local representatives and TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann in attendance, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presented their trailblazing work on robot assistants at the User and Research Center for Geriatronics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In times of demographic change and an ageing population, their work is bringing technical support systems for dignified and autonomous living in old age within reach. The aim is to establish a “geriatronics campus” as an international reference center. It will bring together under one roof modern research and teaching with new nursing care and residential concepts for the third and fourth stages of ageing.