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CAU@Hannover Messe: Human-centered machine intelligence for a brighter future

Caption: Robots are our future, says the renowned robotics researcher, Professor Sami Haddadin, from the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
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Science contributes significantly to economic and social development in the state. Kiel University (CAU) and its partners will be demonstrating this from April 23 to 27 at the Hannover Messe 2018. On Schleswig-Holstein Day (Monday, 23 April) the programme contains a keynote speech by one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of robotics and machine intelligence. At 2.30pm, Professor Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will be speaking at the CAU booth C07 in Hall 2 about "Human-centered machine intelligence for a brighter future”. Anyone who is interested is very welcome to attend. Free tickets to the trade show are available online at

In light of rapid scientific and technical advances, robotics and artificial intelligence are facing a technological quantum leap, and their unification into the discipline of Machine Intelligence. This embodiment of the digital revolution will change our society forever, and it will do so equally from industry and public health through to the private sector. As part of this development, placing people at the core of technology is vital, so that connected and adaptive machines can make our future everyday lives easier as useful tools.

The fact that these days, we often see that people are unable to cope with using the Internet, or the application of artificial intelligence and smart devices, thereby underlines the necessity and the importance of this people-centred approach. The introduction of adaptive, connected robot assistants that anyone can operate recently initiated the democratisation of industrially flexible automation. As the household devices of the future, geriatronic robot assistants, for example, will enable older people to stay living at home and counteract the lack of specialist doctors in rural regions as a key technology in telemedicine. Additional social and highly-relevant areas in which artificial intelligence can be applied include operation in crisis regions and scenarios of catastrophes (think “Deepwater Horizon” and “Fukushima”), as well as in environments that are very difficult for people to get to, such as the open oceans, deep seas or space (think “plastic pollution in the oceans” and “space debris”).

Media representatives are very welcome to attend CAU@Hannover Messe. Press accreditation at For further details or arrangements, please contact Kiel University’s Press Office at 0431/880-2104 or

About the speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin is the Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and holds the Chair of Robotics Science and System Intelligence. The engineer and computer scientist has written more than 130 scientific articles and received numerous important international prizes and awards from the scientific community. Sami Haddadin holds the IEEE/RAS Early Career Award, the Alfried Krupp Award and the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (the German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology).

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