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Amazon to join Cyber Valley

  • 23 October 2017

The technology company is supporting the research collaboration on AI initiated by the Max Planck Society

Cyber Valley has attracted another collaboration partner from industry. In future, Amazon intends to participate in the research collaboration initiated by the Max Planck Society in December 2016 which is one of the biggest projects in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. In addition to its commitment to Cyber Valley, Amazon is also setting up its own research center adjacent to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and will step up collaboration with the Max Planck Society. “We appreciate Amazon’s commitment in the Cyber Valley and to research on artificial intelligence,” remarked Max Planck President Martin Stratmann. “We gain another strong cooperation partner who will further increase the international significance of research in the area of machine learning and computer vision in the Stuttgart and Tübingen region.”

Michael Black Bernhard Schölkopf Claudia Daefler


Best student paper award at 3DV 2017

  • 12 October 2017

Best student paper award at the International Conference on 3D Vision (3D 2017) for the paper "Sparsity Invariant CNNs" for Andreas Geiger and collaborators from Daimler R&D and Freiburg University.

Andreas Geiger


Andreas Geiger wins German Pattern Recognition Award 2017

  • 12 September 2017

The German Pattern Recognition Award is awarded once a year to one young researcher in computer vision, pattern recognition or machine learning at an age of 35 years or less and sponsored by the Daimler AG with 5000€.

Andreas Geiger


NVIDIA CEO presenting the brand new Tesla V100 GPUs at CVPR.

  • 22 August 2017

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang presented the NVAIL AI Labs with the very first Tesla V100 GPUs, based on NVIDIA's Volta architecture. MPI-IS is among the top centers working at the leading edge of deep learning in computer vision. As such it is recognized by NVIDIA as one of its NVAIL labs and giving the MPI access to the best and latest NVIDIA technology. Huang unveiled these new GPUs at CVPR saying that he wants to put them in the hands of researchers first.

Michael Black Andreas Geiger


4D Movies Capture People in Clothing, Creating Realistic Virtual Try-on

  • 01 August 2017

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have developed technology to digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a 3D digital form, and dress virtual avatars with it. This new technology makes virtual clothing try-on practical.

Gerard Pons-Moll Sergi Pujades Michael Black


Günter Enderle Best Paper Award

  • 28 April 2017

at Eurographics 2017

for the paper "Sparse Inertial Pose: Automatic 3D Human Motion Capture from Sparse IMUs"

Gerard Pons-Moll Michael Black


Christoph Lassner in portrait

  • 05 October 2016

#thatsmyscience

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (University of Tuebingen), Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Christoph Lassner


Body Talk: A New Crowdshaping Technology Uses Words to Create Accurate 3D Body Models

  • 26 July 2016

A breakthrough in our shared understanding, perception, and description of human body shape brings new alternatives to 3D body scanning

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 26, 2016 -- Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Texas at Dallas, revealed new crowdshaping technology at SIGGRAPH 2016 that creates accurate 3D body models from 2D photos using crowdsourced linguistic descriptions of body shape. The Body Talk system takes a single photo and produces 3D body shapes that look like the person and are accurate enough to size clothing. It does this using the help of 15 volunteers who rate the body shape in the photo using 30 words or fewer. The researchers believe this technology has applications in online shopping, gaming, virtual reality and healthcare.

Michael Black Stephan Streuber Alejandra Quiros-Ramirez Silvia Zuffi


FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016

  • 24 June 2016

The FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016. The award encourages and recognises the importance of the distribution of high-quality datasets on which geometry processing algorithms are tested.

Federica Bogo Javier Romero Matthew Loper Michael Black


A special kind of robot workshop (a nice story from last year)

  • 30 May 2016

A Nao flies East and helps Laura Sevilla to teach technology knowledge to children from the Philippines

Fascinated Kids with excited faces and curious voices, expressing happiness and thankfulness...- these emotions were raised by a little NAO robot that was the main actor of a robot workshop that took place in May 2015 in the Philippines. Laura Sevilla, a PostDoc at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, took two months off and volunteered more than five weeks in order to organize and lead this workshop.

Laura Sevilla