Technical University of Munich

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Technical University of Munich

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Prof. Thomas Bock
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Full Professor in Building Realization and Robotics at the Department of Architecture.

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Dr. Thomas Linner
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Senior Scientist, Assistive Technology and Systems Engineering and lecturer in Building Realization and Robotics.

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Rongbo Hu
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Research associate and PhD candidate in the Chair of Building Realization and Robotics.

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Kepa Iturralde
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Research associate and PhD candidate in the Chair of Building Realization and Robotics.

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Organization

The Technical University of Munich (acronym: TUM) is a public research university founded in Germany in 1868. It is one of Europe’s top universities, committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. The key figures are: 14 Departments, 5 Integrative Research Centres, 7 Corporate Research Centres, 41000 Students, 8692 Graduates (in 2016), 10103 Staff Members, 545 Professors, 5 Humboldt Professors, 177 degree programs. TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. In terms of scientific publications, the European Commission has listed TUM as the third university with the highest impact factor in Europe after Cambridge and Oxford.

Role in MAIA

The research group is guided by prof. Thomas Bock, the Director of the Chair of Building Realization and Robotics. This group will provide a strong expertise in workspace design, assistive technology, and collaborative robotic solutions. The group has specifically a strong track record with regards to the development of assistive and preventative technology solutions for older persons, care givers, and hospitals in the context of an ageing society. The group is involved in a series of EU-funded projects and supervises a highly interdisciplinary set of PhD candidates. Prof. Bock and Dr. Linner have strong relationships with industrial partners in Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and China and will facilitate technology and innovation management, including standardisation activities. TUM will utilise in the context of the MAIA Academy its Living Lab for simulation and testing of solutions.