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From skill sets to an overall concept

GARMI care robot becomes a universal assistant

For the first time, the assistance robot GARMI demonstrates that it can directly combine specific skills and support seniors throughout the day. With the help of a digital twin, artificial intelligence and ChatGPT, the care assistant from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) conducts caregiving tasks such as bringing water and breakfast to the bedside, booking medical appointments and setting up and facilitating telemedical examinations. It also helps care recipients to get out of bed and do rehabilitation exercises.

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Professor Thorsten Pachur
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People don’t overestimate the frequency of dramatic causes of death

Risk perception influenced less by media than previously thought

For decades, researchers have assumed that people overestimate the risk of dramatic causes of death, such as road traffic accidents. The reason given for this was that such deaths are the subject of far greater media attention than more significant but less spectacular mortality risks. However, a study at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now debunked this assumption. Although dramatic causes of death receive disproportionate media attention, deaths in the personal environment are more important for the risk perception.

TUM President Thomas Hofmann with Stefanie Jegelka and Suvrit Sra

Stefanie Jegelka and Suvrit Sra were honored with Germany's most highly endowed research award

Two new Humboldt Professorships in the field of Artificial Intelligence

Prof Stefanie Jegelka and Prof Suvrit Sra are the new Humboldt Professors at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Artificial Intelligence. The researchers moved together from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA to Bavaria.

President Research Artificial Intelligence
Squirrels nesting under the roof
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Study on the acceptance of animals in urban environments

Where wildlife is welcome

How do city residents feel about animals in their immediate surroundings? A recent study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Jena and the Vienna University of Technology shows how different the acceptance of various wild animals in urban areas is. Important factors are the places where the animals are found and their level of popularity - squirrels and ladybugs come out on top here. The results have important implications for urban planning and nature conservation.

Research Sustainability
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Interview with Thomas F. Hofmann

"I'd like to encourage everyone to experiment"

With proposals for three new research clusters, TUM is participating in the next round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. We spoke with president Thomas F. Hofmann about how the new round has gone so far and what lies ahead.

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Global warming leads to decline in humus

Climate change threatens mountain meadows

Mountain meadows are unique ecosystems. A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered that climate change reduces the humus content as well as the nitrogen stores in the grassland soils of the Alps and disturbs the soil structure. Organic fertilization, for example with liquid manure, can compensate this loss of soil organic matter to some extent.

Research Sustainability
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Combining robotics and ChatGPT

TUM professor uses ChatGPT for choreographies with flying robots

Prof. Angela Schoellig from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) uses ChatGPT to develop choreographies for swarms of drones to perform along to music. An additional safety filter prevents mid-air collisions. The researchers' results demonstrate for the first time that large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT can be used in robotics.

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TUM Autonomous Motorsports wins spectacular race in Abu Dhabi

Victory for TUM AI racers on Formula 1 track

The TUM vehicle controlled by artificial intelligence has achieved first place in an international race on the Formula 1 track in Abu Dhabi. Without a human driver or remote control, using only the superior autonomous software, the fully automated vehicle was able to prevail against seven other international teams with identical racing cars. It independently searched for the limits, mastered spectacular overtaking maneuvers and speeds of up to 250 km/h on the winding track.

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Study with infants shows a surprising "internal clock" of intestinal bacteria

The formula of baby food has an effect on intestinal flora

The formulation of infant formula has an effect on the intestinal flora of babies. This was discovered by a team led by Prof. Dirk Haller from the Department of Nutrition and Immunology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in a study involving 210 children. According to the study, baby food enriched with galacto-oligosaccharides ensures a higher concentration of desired bifidobacteria in the intestine than substitute food enriched directly with bifidobacteria.

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Surprising result of an elaborate genome analysis of the plant world

Pumpkins and roses are closely related

An international team of researchers, with the participation of TUM, has produced the most comprehensive genome analysis of the plant world to date. The aim was to determine the relationships of almost 10,000 flowering plants. The surprising result of the group led by Prof. Hanno Schaefer from the Chair of Plant Biodiversity at the Technical University of Munich (TUM): Pumpkins and roses are closely related.



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