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

  • 15 June 2018

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 Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Alexis Block is teaching robots to give good hugs

  • 08 June 2018

Scientist working in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems receives great media feedback on her research

Alexis Block Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Brent Gillespie receives Humboldt Research Award

  • 23 May 2018

The award will allow the visiting professor in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart to extend his stay in Germany.

Brent Gillespie Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Hyosang Lee receives fellowship from South Korean Government

  • 16 April 2018

Another prestigious fellowship for one of the Postdocs of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Hyosang Lee Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Katherine J. Kuchenbecker at the IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018

  • 27 March 2018

The Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems leads the team that is organizing this vibrant forum for haptics researchers.

Katherine Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


NSERC Postdoc Fellowship for Hasti Seifi

  • 09 February 2018

Dr. Hasti Seifi receives a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the country┬┤s federal funding agency for university-based research and student training in natural sciences and engineering.

Hasti Seifi Linda Behringer Katherine Kuchenbecker


Feeling the Virtual World

  • 11 December 2017

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker on the Future of Haptics

Katherine Kuchenbecker


A Balanced Equation - Women in STEM Roadtrip

  • 15 September 2017

Breakthroughs come from breaking down barriers.

Katherine 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 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 Kuchenbecker Betty Mohler