Research centre for artificial intelligence and robotics

"World-class intelligence in action"

Technological solutions are in demand in a wide spectrum of areas – at work, in the health sector and in mobility. The Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at Munich’s Technical University is conducting research into precisely these interfaces. During a visit to the research centre, Chancellor Angela Merkel saw some of their latest prototypes.

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a guided tour of one of the laboratories of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence

With Bavarian state premier Markus Söder the Chancellor saw excellent examples of the latest research and scientific progress at the research centre.

Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Following her visit, Angela Merkel declared that she had seen "world-class intelligence in action". "Here are dedicated, enthusiastic young people, and we can see that we have every chance of making our mark as a global leader in the field of robotics, which is so important for Germany as a base for manufacturing industry." 

Artificial intelligence (AI) for people

During her guided tour of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, the Chancellor saw highlights of research and technological work in the fields of health, work and mobility, and had the chance to engage in discussion with research scientists and students.

"Here we can see that scientists have all bases covered, from pure research to practical applications." And people always come first. At the end of the day, artificial intelligence and digitalisation must serve people.

More research funding planned

"If we see the large number of research projects, it is easy to understand how important networking is in work today," said Angela Merkel. The German government has understood that "we need to get a move on" if we are not to be left behind by other nations in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. That is why it has now initiated a bill to introduce tax breaks for research.

Today Germany is already one of the leading nations in AI research. This research base is to be further developed. Above all, however, Germany is to become better at transferring the results of research into practical applications for industry.

At the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence interdisciplinary research is conducted in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics for health, work and mobility in the future. The aim is to develop innovative and sustainable technologies and solutions to the major challenges of our time.