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Issue 2009

MPR 2 /2009

Robots – The Clever Things!
Ingeniously designed machines learn to move without receiving any instructions from control programs. Similarly, robots, whose brains are developed by Ralf Der and Nihat Ay at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, are learning about their bodies and their environment.
Issue 2008

MPR 3 /2008

Formulas for Shapes
Some metals have a memory: They can be bent and, if subject to the right treatment, can reassume their original shape. Stefan Müller, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, and his colleague Anja Schlömerkemper are exploring the mathematical laws on which this memory is based, and through which it may be improved.
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