About Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is characterized by a unique profile with its core domains natural sciences, engineering, life sciences and medicine. The institutional strategy is focused on strengthening the excellence of disciplinary core competences in research, teaching and learning, but is also targeted towards the promotion of ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research. TUM is committed toward the major challenges facing society in the 21st century in areas such as energy, climate, and environment, natural resources, health and nutrition, communication and information, mobility and infrastructure. Besides research and teaching, TUM inspires and pro-actively empowers its students, academics, and alumni to think and act entrepreneurially. It initiates growth-oriented start-ups and assists its entrepreneurs in building new companies (TUMentrepreneurship).
In the Seventh European Union Research Framework Program and in Horizon 2020, TUM was involved in more than 500 EU research projects.
The student body of TUM is currently more than 41,000 students and is constantly rising. TUM is regularly among the best national performers in international rankings. For the fourth time in a row, TUM took the first place among the German universities in the renowned QS World University Ranking (rank 61 worldwide). Looking at the contributions published in the particularly renowned academic journals of the "Nature" Group and the "Science" Group, TUM is positioning itself as number 42 and 1st in Germany. TUM was ranked 6th in the Global University Employability Ranking in which companies worldwide evaluate the quality of university graduates. THE World University Ranking has rated the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as one of the four best technical universities in Europe.
Within TUM, the Chair of Information-oriented headed by Prof. Hirche forms a research and teaching unit with the Chair of Automatic Control Engineering headed by Prof. Buss and employs about 50 academic, technical, and administrative staff members. Main research fields are networked and cooperative control for human-system interaction, multi-robot systems, haptics, multi-modal and semi-autonomous teleoperation and machine learning.
Role in the Project
The role of TUM in the SeaClear project relates to robotic software development, high level control, shared control with human operators and mechatronics and control of gripping aspects of the project. On the management side it will also be responsible for knowledge and data management, as well as linking to other projects and public outreach.