Top: Outline of the CoTeSys Cognitive Factory,
designed to evaluate both fundamental and applied
research in various CoTeSys areas.
Left: Self-aware cognitive technical system sees the light
CoTeSys combines the expertise of
in neuroscience, natural sciences, engineering,
computer science, and the humanities.
It is one of the few proposals
accepted in an intense
nation-wide competition in 2006.
rank first among Germany's
universities, according to recent surveys by FOCUS and SPIEGEL.
14 Nobel laureates
(the most recent one of 2005 at MPI)
are associated with Munich.
On 10/13/2006 TUM and LMU were selected as two of
the three German "Elite Universities" by the
"Excellence Initiative" funded by 1.9 billion Euros for
5 years. This was prime time news on all German channels.
is one of the world's most livable places
(ranked 2nd among the world's cities with over a million inhabitants, after Vienna, according to recent
Lots of culture & fun, 100,000 students,
the world's largest festival
the world's oldest & largest
the headquarters of BMW and Siemens,
scenic Bavarian surroundings with lakes, rivers, hills, meadows,
bikepaths, castles, and beer gardens, close to major ski areas etc.
Many claim there is no
more beautiful region than the pre-alpine land between Munich and the Alps.
is a fine place for scientists and inventors, with
a long tradition of
that define today's world,
calculus & the bit,
small machines such as watches,
math a la Gauss,
the second industrial revolution based on the
combustion engine &
& cheap electricity & modern chemistry, the
the modern research university,
heavy flight, the helicopter, the jetplane,
and innumerable others.
For most of the 20th century
more Nobel prizes than any other nation
until 1965 if we consider
only the laureates' countries of birth; until 1975
if we consider only the sciences).
It is still the world's largest exporter.
It is also the world's second largest maker and user of robots,
after Japan, and birthplace of the first
Many German teams became world champions
in the RoboCup, the most visible robot competition.