Autonomous systems that are able to learn on the basis of data, regulate themselves, and solve complex problems are needed to overcome numerous technological and societal challenges: for example, in mobility, energy, construction, and production. With the Emerging Field Autonomous Systems the University of Stuttgart is pooling its capacities for basic research on intelligent systems and their application to cyber-physical systems and smart devices. For this purpose, the university is using its outstanding expertise in the engineering sciences, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry, computer science, control engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and simulation science.
Another locational advantage results from the top-level research partnerships in Cyber Valley, which is Europe’s largest research cooperation in the field of Artificial Intelligence and also involves the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Fraunhofer Society, and seven industrial partners. The partnership strengthens research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the fields of machine learning, computer vision and robotics, as well as the connections between these scientific disciplines.