Max Planck Society (MPG) will be incharge of WP5: Dissemination and Communication. Also, it will be leading all activities related to workshops and summer schools related to aerial robotics.
The goal of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is to
understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in
autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments
and to use this understanding to design future artificially intelligent
systems. The Institute studies these principles in biological,
computational, hybrid, and material systems ranging from nano to macro
scales. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines
mathematics, computation, materials science, and biology.
The Perceiving Systems Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems: Light, reflected from surfaces, arriving at the imaging plane of a camera, must be interpreted to be useful to a perceiving system. This interpretation is a process of inference from ambiguous and incomplete measurements using experience and knowledge. The Perceiving Systems Department is focused on uncovering the mathematical and computational principles underlying this process. This means understanding the statistics of the world (its shape, motion, material properties, etc.), modeling the imaging process (including optical blur, motion blur, noise, discretization), and devising algorithms to convert light measurements into information about the 3D structure and motion of the world.