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Feeling the Virtual World

  • 11 December 2017

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker on the Future of Haptics

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker


A Balanced Equation - Women in STEM Roadtrip

  • 15 September 2017

Breakthroughs come from breaking down barriers.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker


Can You Feel Me Now? The Science Of Digitizing Touch

  • 28 July 2017

Scientists are developing tools that allow you to digitally feel textures like wood and cotton.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker


Is Clinical Virtual Reality the Future of Therapy?

  • 28 June 2017

Out with the couch, on with the headset.

As the meteors came down from the sky, my heart thudded in my chest. There was only one way I could save the town below: Reach out into the air, make a fist, and in doing so, set off an explosion. And then another. And another. How else can one be expected to defend a village?

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Betty Mohler


In Zukunft mit Gefühl

  • 20 May 2017

Roboter können erstaunliche Dinge. Doch unser Tastsinn ist ihnen noch überlegen. Warum sich das bald ändern könnte – und was das heißt

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker


Katherine J. Kuchenbecker joins the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as a new director

  • 20 April 2017

The Max Planck Society has appointed Katherine J. Kuchenbecker as a director at the Stuttgart location of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. She will lead the newly established "Haptic Intelligence" department, which focuses on incorporating the sense of touch into robotic systems.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker


Hasti Seifi wins EuroHaptics Society prize for best Ph.D. thesis

Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. While Ms. Seifi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart, the award honors research she conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, where she completed her doctorate in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean.

Hasti Seifi Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer