Student research groups
Many students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are investing their varied talents and creative ideas into research projects – in groups like AkaModell, TUfast, Hummingbird and WARR. The projects range from building the fastest Hyperloop pods through getting concrete to float to developing and launching innovative gliders. These groups always welcome new recruits with a passion for research.
Taking to the skies in self-built aircraft: AkaFlieg has been designing and building gliders since 1924. And when the results are air-worthy, students get to pilot their own aircraft. Akaflieg München e.V.
Concrete canoe: Students are building a functioning canoe from heavy concrete. The key is getting the shape right. Every two years, students take part in the German concrete canoe regatta. Studinews article about TUM's concrete canoe team
Whiz kid: A team of students is developing a drone to solve logistical problems. The third prototype SILENCIO Gamma is a combination of glider and mutlicopter and will be used not only for urban but also for rural areas and hard-to-reach places. HORYZN
Aiming to build the world’s fastest tunnel boring machine: TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling is an initiative of 60 students from Munich innovating in underground transportation and competing in Elon Musk's Not-a-Boring Competition with their tunnel boring machine. TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling e.V. i.Gr.
High-speed capsule: The team from TUM has won the Hyperloop Pod Competition organized by Elon Musk multiple times. Their capsules are prototypes for a futuristic train designed to travel through vacuumized tubes at almost the speed of sound. TUM Hyperloop
Practical robotics: The TUM Phoenix Robotics group is dedicated to planning, developing and building robotic systems. Their main projects are multifunctional robotic vehicles and multicopters.TUM Phoenix Robotics