The globally unique high-tech platform munich_i is a joint project of automatica, Messe München and the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Together, we drive the debate on the benefits of technology as an aide of mankind in the areas of healthcare, work and mobility. At munich_i, we bring together what belongs together and makes a perfect combination—automatica as the driving force behind AI and robotics, and MSRM as Europe's leading deep tech forge.
As Europe’s leading research elite in the area of AI and robotics, the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) develops innovative and sustainable technical solutions to overcome the great challenges of our time. Some groundbreaking lighthouse projects have already emerged from research into the fundamentals of robotics, perception and artificial intelligence. MSRM sets benchmarks for responsible technology development and the subsequent adoption of these technologies by society – in interdisciplinary cooperation with distinguished experts from various fields.
“It is necessary that AI technologies are ethically and socially responsible, and benefit individuals and communities. To ensure this, ethics should be integrated as an integral part of the research process, but laws and codes of conduct are required as well. The dialogue between ethicists and AI development teams, the exchange with companies, and the involvement of politicians is essential. munich_i will contribute to this discourse and continue to draw attention to this topic.”
The success of automatica as the world's leading marketplace for automated and smart production is not based on reactions. Rather, automatica is a driving force that actively promotes digital transformation. It is in this open and interdisciplinary space that visions come about and turn into significant innovations for industry and society. This also includes the development of innovative platforms for networking people, companies and science. Be it automatica sprint as the perfect offer to the community in the current pandemic situation in 2021, or munich_i, which will premiere within this framework. With this summit, automatica once again paves the way for advances in AI and robotics.
For years, the Bavarian capital has been attracting people who want to build their future in the high-tech metropolis. The unique combination of business, research, education and politics favors its innovative climate and accelerates technological advancement. More than 100 of the world's leading companies (Forbes list 2000) have their offices in Munich. In addition, it has the highest concentration of TechDax companies in Germany. In addition to the major global players, lateral thinkers and start-ups feel equally welcome here. After all, Munich is a huge talent pool with two elite universities and around 120,000 students. The collaboration between automatica and MSRM further strengthens the great appeal of this top location and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between research and industry in the service of society.
Director of the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine, Holder of the Chair for Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies (TUM), Chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Director munich_i
Prof. Dr. med. Alena Buyx’s fields of work range from questions of medical ethics in clinical practice to challenges posed by biotechnological innovation and medical research to ethical and justice issues in modern healthcare systems. She follows an interdisciplinary approach of "embedded ethics" and collaborates with practicing physicians and other colleagues from various disciplines. Her habilitation at the University of Münster (2013) was dedicated to the topics of ethics, history and theory of medicine. She has been a member of the German Ethics Council since 2016 and has been its chairperson since 2020. In 2019, she was appointed to the WHO Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing. Alena Buyx is also a fully qualified physician with additional degrees in philosophy and sociology.
Director of MSRM and holder of the Chair for Robotics and System Intelligence, founder of FRANKA EMIKA GmbH, Director munich_i
Prof. Sami Haddadin is the Director of Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and holder of the Chair for Robotics and System Intelligence. His research interests include intelligent robot design, robot learning, collective intelligence, human-robot interaction, non-linear control, real-time planning, optimal control, human neuromechanics, and robot safety.
From 2014 to 2018, Prof. Haddadin held the chair of the Institute of Automatic Control at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover. He holds degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and technology management from the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He received his doctorate, summa cum laude, from RWTH Aachen and has published more than 130 scientific articles in international journals and at conferences. In 2016, he also founded Franka Emika GmbH in Munich.