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APR News 1 |2014
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ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe May 6-10, 2013
ICRA 2013

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In January 2014, the KIT Focuses Anthropomatics and Robotics (APR) and COMMputation merged into the new KIT Center Information, Systems, Technologies.


The KIT Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics studies the interaction between man and machines, with the major objective of designing, implementing and evaluating highly usable and accepted anthropomatic systems to improve the quality of human life. Prerequisite for this is a thorough understanding of anatomy, motor skills, perception, information processing, as well as behavior and intelligence of the human being. The KIT-Focus brings together interdisciplinary competences from basic research and application oriented research and aims at bootstrapping innovation and technology transfer between KIT and partners for research institutions and industry at national and international level.


Dr. Rainer Jäkel wins George Giralt PhD Award

Dr. Rainer Jäkel (Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab) is one of the three ex aequo winners of the George Giralt PhD Award 2014, awarded by the European Robotics Research Network (EURON) for the best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of robotics. The work was evaluated by a fourteen-member jury and prevailed over 37 other candidates.

2nd Karlsruhe Forum on Anthropomatics and Robotics

The event takes place on January 23-24, 2014, at Max-Rubner-Institut , Haid-und-Neu-Straße 9, 76131 Karlsruhe.

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Great success of ICRA 2013

The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) was held in Karlsruhe and for the first time in Germany, on May 6-10, 2013. Over 2,300 participants including exhibitors, volunteers, and IEEE staff from all over the world attended ICRA 2013. A record number of 2,265 papers from 63 countries were submitted to the conference. From this remarkable number
of submissions, 873 papers were selected to be presented in 72 oral sessions 12 interactive sessions.The program was rounded by an uncommonly large industrial exhibition, with 70 industrial and academic exhibitors from Europe, Asia and North America.

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France guest at KIT

Dr. Sebastian Stüker, Group Leader of the Multilingual Speech Recognition Group at the KIT Institute of Anthropomatics, gave on March 21st, 2013 a presentation with the title "Simulataneous Language Translation".


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Silent Speech

Prof. Tanja Schultz receives the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Research Award for Technical Communication 2012.

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DFG grants new SFB/TR 125

The German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) granted the new Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TR 125) “Cognition-Guided Surgery”, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Markus Büchler, Head of the Department of Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital. The project starts in July 2012 and will last four years in the first phase. Partners in the project are the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg. The aim is to create a technical, cognitive system to support the surgeon

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University without language barriers

On June 11th, 2012 Interactive Systems Labs will present the First Simultaneous Translation Service by Computer.


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Opening of the FZI House of Living Labs

On April 27th, the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) celebrated the opening of the House of Living Labs (HoLL). The HoLL offers researchers and partners from academia and society an excellent environment for multidisciplinary research.


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Girls' Day 2012

On April 26th 2012 the Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics opened its doors to interested schoolgirls.

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CeBIT 2012

The Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics will be present from March 6th  to 10th at the  CeBIT 2012 in Hannover. Highlights of the research activities of the Collaborative Research Center 588 “Humanoid Robots” will be shown. The humanoid robot ARMAR will demonstrate its capabilities in a kitchen environment.


First Karlsruhe Forum on Anthropomatics and Robotics

The event will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Max-Rubner-Institut, Haid-und-Neu-Straße 9, 76131 Karlsruhe.

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Prof. Rüdiger Dillmann honored as IEEE Fellow

Professor Rüdiger Dillmann of the Department of Computer Science was recently informed that he has been elevated to the honorary title of IEEE Fellow.

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KIT im Rathaus

The Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics will present itself on Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 6:30 pm, in the Karlsruhe City Hall. 


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