Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS)


Tübingen Location

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Max-Planck-Ring 4
D-72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 7071 601-551
Fax:+ 49 7071 601-552

Stuttgart Location

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Heisenbergstr. 3
D-70569 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 689-0
Fax: +49 711 689-1010



Intelligent systems can optimize their structure and properties in order to successfully function within a complex, partially changing environment. Three sub-areas—perception, learning, and action—can be differentiated here. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems are carrying out basic research and development of intelligent systems in all three sub-areas. Research expertise in the areas of computer science, materials science, and biology is brought together in one Institute, at two different sites. Machine learning, image recognition, robotics, and biological systems will be investigated in Tübingen, while so-called learning material systems, micro- and nanorobotics, as well as self-organization will be explored in Stuttgart. Although the focus is on basic research, the Institute has a high potential for practical applications in, among other areas, robotics, medical technology, and innovative technologies based on new materials.



Directors in the Area of Computer Science

Michael J. Black
Perceiving Systems

Moritz Hardt
Social Foundations of Computing

Christoph Keplinger
Robotic Materials

Metin Sitti
Physical Intelligence

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
Haptic Intelligence

Bernhard Schölkopf
Empirical Inference